TITLE

Reform of the College Entrance Examination

AUTHOR(S)
Liu, Haifeng
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Chinese Education & Society;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reform of the College Entrance Examination is trending toward simultaneous unification and diversification. The objective of reforming the entrance exam is to establish a college enrollment examination system that is primarily based on a unified test, which would assess students' abilities, appraise them on multiple levels, and classify them. Reform of the entrance exam should be comprehensive and all-inclusive, fair and impartial, scientifically efficient, offering diversified choices, advancing gradually, and practicably feasible. Available programs for reform of the entrance exam include: taking one test and autonomous enrollment; categorized tests, and multiple methods of enrollment; and taking two tests, accompanied by a combination of centralization and decentralization. In order to successfully promote reform of the entrance exam, I propose that a National Education Examination law or National Examination law be formulated; that an integrated mechanism to supervise the exam be formed, with sufficient resources; that reform maintain a certain amount of stability and adherence to tradition; that reform of the foreign language portion of the exam be introduced; that regional fairness be promoted; and that colleges' autonomy in admissions be increased.
ACCESSION #
88041425

 

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