November 6, 2019
Office of Education
Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education and Benesse Corporation executed the first basic agreement regarding an “English speaking test for Tokyo junior high schools utilizing private qualifications and certifying exams” (provisional name) on 20 June 2019. The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education appointed Benesse Corporation as the expected operator and discussed specifics such as the project plan.
We would now like to announce that the second basic agreement has now been executed, as detailed below.
To confirm basic facts regarding the project, implementation management, other necessary procedures for smooth operation, etc. Furthermore, the confirmation of Benesse Corporation as operator of the project by means of the second basic agreement.
From the date of execution of the basic agreement until the end of the 2023 academic year (31 March 2024).
|2019 Academic Year||2020 Academic Year||2021 Academic Year onwards|
|Type||1st Pre-Test||2nd Pre-Test||Speaking Test|
|Test-Takers||3rd year students from selected Tokyo public junior high schools (approx. 8,000)||All 3rd year students at Tokyo public junior high schools (approx. 80,000)||All 3rd year students at Tokyo public junior high schools (approx. 80,000) and those expected to take the entrance exam for Tokyo metropolitan high schools *|
*In principle, the 2022 entrance exam for Tokyo metropolitan high schools (implemented in 2021) will utilize the results of the test.
The questions and sample answers, etc. used for each year’s test will be publicly released.
|Guidance and Planning Section, Curriculum and Guidance Division
Office for Education
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