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ERIC Number: EJ1008381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Reform of the College Entrance Examination: Ideology, Principles, and Policy Recommendations
Liu, Haifeng
Chinese Education and Society, v46 n1 p10-22 Jan-Feb 2013
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. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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