Things you need to know about gaokao

Updated: 2016-06-06 18:55


3. Gaokao reforms

Things you need to know about <EM>gaokao</EM>

Students in Zhaoping, South China's Guangxi province, have a light moment on June 6, one day before the national college entrance examination. [Photo/IC]

Few people question the importance of the Gaokao, but it has flaws, such as an over-emphasis on academic performance.

Several changes about Gaokao are in the pipe. Those include spreading out assessments over multiple tests, giving students second-chance exams, making the exams uniform across all regions and significantly cutting bonus points.

This year's exam will also be the first in which cheating is a criminal act.

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