Education in the Netherlands is oriented toward the needs and background of the students.  Education is divided over schools for different age groups, some of which are divided in streams for different educational levels. Schools are furthermore divided in public, special (religious), and general-special (neutral) schools, although there are also a few private schools. The Dutch grading scale runs from 1 (very poor) to 10 (outstanding). Elementary school is for the ages of four to twelve, and after attending elementary education, Dutch children (by that time usually 12 years old) go directly to high school. Netherlands is among 5 top countries with the highest level of the school education quality according to the International Comparison of Math, Reading and Science Skills among 15 years olds.

Higher education in the Netherlands is offered at two types of institutions: universities of applied sciences and research universities. Math level of graduated school students  can be be characterized by the math test sample for the Amsterdam University admission

Faculty Economics and Business (two and a half hours test)