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CSAT to be Similar to September Trial

Posted October. 17, 2004 23:15,   


It now appears that the 2005 Collage Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), scheduled for November 17, will be set at a similar level to the September trial test and taken a lot from Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) lectures.

The head of the Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation, Chung Kang-chung, said in an interview with Dong-A Ilbo on October 17, “The difficulty level of the Collage Scholastic Ability Test this year will not be much different from the one last year. We will try to set the questions at the level of the September trial test as a result of analyzing the difficulty level with two trial tests in June and September.”

Chung also said, “Even though this is the first CSAT that the seventh course of education will be applied to, there will be no big change in the tendency and pattern of questions. But there could be the same questions given in former CSATs, with changed forms, ideas and ways of approaching the questions, if they are key questions in the course of education.”

He summarized the extent of EBS lecture material usage on the test by saying, “We will take questions from the EBS CSAT lectures now on the air at a level where students can feel the connection with them for the purpose of reducing private educational expenses.”

According to an EBS self-analysis, the September test was reflected 73~83% on each subject from EBS lectures.

In-Chul Lee sunjung71@hotmail.com