During the morning assembly, the seniors in high school, whom I am in charge of, said they were worried about the September mock evaluation right away. And then, he vomited all sorts of riots.
“Is the president an expert on entrance exams?”
“What are you doing if you don’t give a killer question? Instead, the number of difficult questions will increase.”
“Even though Korean non-literature is very difficult, it doesn’t come out that you don’t learn at school.”
“The college entrance exam is just around the corner, what should we do if we change like that right now?”
President Yoon’s criticism that ‘some killer questions with a level of difficulty so high that they cannot be regarded as questions in the curriculum are encouraging private education’ is shaking the school scene.
In the end, as the ruling party and the government decided to exclude killer questions outside the curriculum from the CSAT, it is confusing how to prepare for the mock evaluation of the College Scholastic Ability Test, which will be taken on September 6th. Teachers, students, and parents all fell into chaos.
The president’s bombshell statement, the reaction of the field
Teachers in the field predict that even if the president makes such a fuss, the difficulty level of the September test and the November test will be maintained or even higher. This is because, unless the SAT is a qualification test, ‘appropriate difficulty’ is required to distinguish the top ranks. The ‘water test’ brings a grade gap. Considering the reality that major universities in Seoul, where competition is fierce, selects about 40% of applicants on a regular basis, it seems inevitable.
If so, how can we maintain an appropriate level of difficulty without setting a killer question? The method is easier than you think. Personally, I am confident that I have studied the CSAT for many years and know better than anyone about the exam and review process. Instead of reducing the number of high-level questions, I think you can increase the number of medium-level questions. Easy problems naturally decrease in weight, and since examinees will not have enough time to solve not only high-level but also medium-difficulty problems, the overall difficulty level is likely to remain unchanged or even increase. Only poor children suffer.
The Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation is a specialized research institute that has been in charge of exam questions for the past 30 years토토사이트. The president is bound to be a non-expert when it comes to exam questions. But how can a non-expert try to teach the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, the best group of experts in Korea? If you think that private education is prospering because some non-literature questions are too difficult, you can just instruct them to find a way to correct them. As if a few killer items are the ‘episode’ of private tutoring, it would be wrong to say that all problems will be solved by removing them.
Furthermore, the results of the Mopyeong scoring in June have not yet been released. Is there any concrete and accurate fact that the content that is not taught in school is set as a ‘killer question’? On what grounds do they sack the director of the Ministry of Education and resign the head of the Institute for Curriculum Evaluation, saying that he did not properly follow his instructions when the CSAT was just around the corner? The Institute for Curriculum Evaluation adhered to the great principle of “do not present questions for the CSAT outside the curriculum.” The president and the government should have presented evidence that the principle was broken before starting the discussion.
There is no real ‘Epicenter’
Let’s say there is a killer question that is suspected to have been presented outside the curriculum by conceding a hundred times. The diagnosis that some killer questions are the ‘episode’ of private education is greatly exaggerated. Don’t make the mistake of blaming 10% for the other 90%.
The core of the problem lies in the social structural reality in which parents and students are forced to engage in private education. The real ‘episode’ of private education is the murderous competitive system that makes people believe that they cannot make a living after graduating from high school, and that they can lead a decent life only if they go to a ‘good university’.
I agree with the president’s awareness of the problem that questions of extremely high difficulty should not be presented outside the curriculum. However, if you think that private education can be caught by removing a few killer questions, you are very wrong. The ‘creativity’ of keeping private high schools, foreign language high schools, and international high schools with the right hand while saying that he will beat private education with his left hand is truly amazing.
Is it better to use the word good at this time? Since the president started it anyway, the president has to lead the way even if the decision is canceled. Even Samcheok Dongja knows that finding one killer question will not put an end to the private education frenzy.
Taking this incident as an opportunity, the president took off his feet to find the root cause of the rise of private education, what reforms are needed to normalize public education and mitigate competitive education, and seek solutions through public debate and deliberation. I beg you to give