National Exam Backs Need For Educational Reform in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Data on the 2015 National Secondary Education Examination (Enem) test given to high school students show the urgent need to reform Brazil’s high school system, said government officials on Tuesday after announcing the results of the nationwide test given to students in October of last year.

“The data show that the higher the socioeconomic level, the better the performance. This reveals the enormous inequality of high school (in Brazil). The reform is precisely to reverse this, to promote equity,” stated executive secretary of the Ministry of Education, Maria Helena . . .

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