Sep 05, 2014 06:17 PM

Reform Plan Aims to Cut Importance of National College Exam

(Beijing) – The Ministry of Education announced reforms on September 4 that will lessen the weight that the "gaokao" – country's national college entrance exam – carries for university enrollment. The changes are to come into effect by 2020.

The plan would see students sit three tests, instead of the four taken in the past. The exams would cover Chinese, math and a foreign language, which for most students will be English.

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