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ERIC Number: ED376184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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National College Entrance Examination and Measurement Issues in Korea.
Kang, Gyenam Kim; Lee, Yeounwoo
The Korean Society for Educational Evaluation is described, and the national college entrance examination used in Korea is discussed. The Korean Society for Educational Evaluation exists to promote exchange of academic information among members on measurement, statistics, research methodologies, and evaluation. The Society publishes a journal and supports conferences and symposia. A national symposium was held to discuss the new national college entrance examination system in April 1993. College admission has been very competitive in Korea, with only 25% of college preparatory students actually admitted. The Ministry of Education has had control of the college entrance screening system, which traditionally relied on high school grade point average and the college scholastic achievement test. Starting in 1994 a new system will allow colleges to select their own students using a new test of ability and achievement along with grades. The biggest problem regarding the new test is that the item bank has not yet been developed. Issues in item-bank development for Korea are discussed, and the Society of Educational Evaluation asks for help in developing the test as it offers help in other testing endeavors. Three tables outline requirements. The titles and contents of the Journal of Educational Evaluation are appended. (Contains 2 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea