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ERIC Number: ED106353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 23
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Selection of College Freshmen in Iran.
Bazargan, Abbas
Measurement procedures used in Iran for the selection of college students are described. The pre-university system of education has no mission other than college preparation. In 1972-73 the higher education system was comprised of 158 institutions: eight universities, 54 "B.A. granting" colleges, and 96 junior colleges. In 1972-73, 13 institutions selected their students through centralized entrance examination (CEE). The other institutions selected their students through separate entrance exams. The CEE is carried out by the Testing Center of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education once a year in the summer. The CEE is composed of objective tests combined as a test battery and supposed to measure intelligence, abilities of applicants in the Persian language and a foreign language, Natural and Social Sciences, and Mathematics. The combination of these subjects depends on the areas of major emphasis in high school. Because of recent correlational studies between high school grades, CEE scores, and college achievement in the first two years, one university has the first time selected students based on high school grades, rather than testing. Recommendations for further improvement are offered. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Iran