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Study on the development of promotional program for college-bound senior students in Taiwan

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Author(s): Lin, Hsiu Fen | Lin, Tung Chu

Journal: International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning
ISSN 2243-7754

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: entrance examination | college selection | admission test | English language ability | multi-route admission

ABSTRACT
During the initial stage of Taiwan’s restoration; National Taiwan University, National Taiwan Normal University, National Chung Hsing University, and National Cheng Kung University implemented joint college recruitment in 1954. As college recruitment and college entrance examination are combined together; the Ministry of Education in cooperation with all other universities established the College Entrance Examination Center in 1989. Since 2011, the Multi-Route Promotion Program (MRPP) for college-bound seniors is developed, wherein two main entry ways are used, namely Admission by Recommendation and Screening and Admission by Examination. Admission by Recommendation and Screening includes the “stars program” and “individual application”. For common college entrance examination, subject examinations, such as general scholastic ability test and departmental required test, and practical examinations are included. When handling the examination, examination using information technology and examination for disable individuals are two important aspects for preparation of examination. With regards to the number of disabled examinees who attend subject ability test, it has been increased from three examinees in 1996 to 237 examinees by 2011. Moreover, the strong impact of the trend of fewer children is also a reason for the development of the multi-route recruitment, it is recommended that relevant tasks for preparation of examination should be innovated, core information ability should be established, and examination service should be strengthened.

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