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Significance of 3+3 The Elective Subject Test System for College Entrance Examination Reform in China

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Gerelmaa Tsogtbaatar ,

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Volume 10 - February 2021 (02)

Abstract

Due to previous college entrance examination system, high school students’ focus has been more centered on obtaining high test score which led to forgetting about each student’s personal differences and academic imbalance. According to this speculation and for other reasons, the idea of the new elective subject test system has been initiated in Zhejiang and Shanghai as a pilot stage. The New College Entrance Examination Selection System or in other words Elective Subject Test System is instead having to choose between two sets of exams (previously arts or science) students became able to choose 3 elective subjects (physics, chemistry, biology, geography, politics, history, and general technology). This paper is aimed to study elective subject test system in deep meaning, to have a better understanding of its purpose and its significance through previous literatures done by some researchers. The paper introduces and gives brief idea about college entrance examination, addresses the need for new college entrance examination reform in China and furthermore, discusses about the new elective subject test system. The issue of high school management and subject choice imbalance have been concerned. Future research is encouraged to be conducted regarding impacts of the elective subject test system.

Keywords

Elective subject test system; College entrance examination reform; Diversity; Individuality; Choice; Quality education

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