Exams in Jubilee: A Time of Growth and Preparation

The students at Jubilee are facing a new phase in their education: Midterm exams. This situation generates some concern among the students and their families. However, it is important to understand how these exams are conducted in Honduras to face this stage with greater peace of mind.
In Honduras, primary education comprises grades one through six and is mandatory. Midterm exams are an essential tool for evaluating the academic progress of students and ensuring they are acquiring the necessary knowledge.
The school year in Honduras is divided into trimesters or “parciales.” At the end of each of these periods, midterm evaluations are conducted. These evaluations typically account for a quarter of the final grade. Written exams usually focus on memorization of facts and specific knowledge, such as dates, historical events, grammatical rules, and mathematical operations


The questions in the written exams are primarily multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer formats. This type of question aims to have students demonstrate their knowledge in a precise and direct manner.

Some parents have shared their strategies for studying with their children during this stressful time. Karen, mother of April and Ailin, 6th graders, explains that she allows them to rest when they get home, then their studie and review the topics that will be on the exam. She gives her daughters breaks after each topic, helping them to remember and consolidate their learning.

Similarly, Estefania, mother of Escaleth, a 2nd grader, shares that she uses games to help her daughter remember the lessons more easily. She also gives her daughter periodic breaks and discusses each study topic with her.

It is important to mention that not only parents and students are striving during this season, but also our teachers, who share their strategies for improving the performance of their students before and during the exam.

Ms. Yorleni tells us how she starts with a devotional, allowing her students to leave all their burdens in the hands of the Lord. She then gives a thorough review of all the topics that will be covered in the exam. After this, she gives them time to relax and finally conducts review games with questions right before administering the exam.

Ms. Keyla advises her students about the excessive use of cell phones before the exam so they can use their study time positively. She provides study guides and discusses with them any questions they might have.

In a child’s life, exam time can be very overwhelming, but it is very necessary for their development. This season is an excellent opportunity to put into practice the verse that says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)