Monday, December 30, 2013

TBS eFM: Korean College Entrance Exams

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Korea's College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) is a pretty big deal. One whole day of testing that some say will determine the rest of your life! I spoke with Koreans and expats here in Seoul to see if they thought the test was necessary, or if there might be a better way to get students into the right colleges. Many I spoke with thought the test went too far and doesn't actually force students to learn anything other than how to do well on a test. An expert from a local university also told me the test doesn't always do a good job of predicting students' success rates in college, so perhaps a reworking of the CSAT is in order.

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