French reading comprehension
The test evaluating French reading comprehension in grade 7 is based on the two sub-skills “identifying and applying information presented in a text” and “construing information and activating reading strategies / techniques”. The test provides between five and eight texts with continuous (e.g. literary or factual texts) and discontinuous forms (e.g. tables, illustrations or maps), consisting of an average length of 50 to 500 words and dealing with topics such as hobbies, society, friendship or family. As the ÉpStan refer to the content of the last learning cycle of fundamental school, a single test version has been developed covering all the school tracks of secondary education (ESC, ESG, ESG-P).