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By Shiryn Ghermezian - June 6, 2016

Originally appeared here in Algemeiner.com

An Arab Israeli was this year’s only student to achieve a perfect score on the psychometric exam required by college applicants, the news site Al–Monitor reported on Friday.

Mohammed Zeidan, from the Arab community of Kafr Manda in northern Israel, scored an 800 on the standardized (SAT equivalent) test, used to predict academic performance. Offered in six languages, it contains nine sections, relating to verbal and quantitative reasoning and English-language proficiency.

According to the report, it is unclear in which language Zeidan took the exam, but in the last five years, only two students who completed the test in Arabic scored a perfect 800. Both were from the Mar Elias high school, which Zeidan attends. Read More