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Revised Scoring for College Entrance Exam to Be Announced

Revised Scoring for College Entrance Exam to Be Announced

Posted March. 12, 2008 08:10,   


The national college entrance exam will provide the student’s rank, score to the hundredth decimal, and average score beginning 2009.

On Mar. 11, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology announced the revised 2009 student selection plan for college entrance based on measures the presidential transition committee revealed in January.

According to this plan, aside from average score and ranking, the student will be provided scores by subject and by field. The average score and ranking will be marked as a positive number and the score rounded off to one decimal place. This is the same way exams scores were recorded until 2007.

The 2009 national examination for college entrance will be held on Nov. 13. Details on the new policies will be announced by the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation at the end of March.

Popular universities, which focus on student’s high school performance records and essay application, are expected to use the exam to help create a minimum cut-off for applicants. Universities that rely heavily on the national college entrance exam are expected to take advantage of the average score and the hundredth decimal place.

College entrance requirements for each university will be released by the Korean Council for University Education by Mar. 20.

The ministry said it decided to reveal all the information to provide various and exact details to examinees and universities.