Nearly half of QC teaching students fail mandatory French-language examination on first try

September 19, 2017

Nearly half of Quebec’s prospective teachers failed to pass the mandatory French examination for their teaching certificate on their first try last year. La Presse reports that this failure rate comes in spite of a number of assistance measures implemented in QC universities in recent years. Across QC, the first-pass success rate has reportedly dropped from 58% in 2011 to 53% in 2016. Under the current system, students have an unlimited number of attempts to pass the test. Last year, 63% of the aspiring teachers passed the exam after two attempts, while more than 98% succeeded after four attempts. La Presse | CBC