More than 9,000 students who took last year’s college entrance exam will have their grades revised up because the educational authorities re-graded test papers due to an erroneous question, according to the Ministry of Education yesterday.
It is not yet confirmed how many students will get the chance next year to enter the colleges they desired last year. Authorities promised to have them admitted to the schools if they did not get in because their test scores were lowered by the flawed question.
The ministry and the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation said the grades of 9,073 test-takers, who had “wrong” answers for the world geography question at the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT), will go up by one grade. The decision comes amid a controversy over similar errors in this year’s CSAT.
Following the re-grading, colleges will reassess the scores of test-takers who failed to get in and give them a chance to be accepted if the revised scores are high enough for them to gain admission.
Source: Busan eFM News
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