Wednesday, April 23, 2008

College Tests in China

My friend in Chengdu told me about a test she took in school. Evidently, they pay to take a proficiency test, in this case, a computer literacy test. It's done on a computer and the only result they see is the final score. There's no opportunity to look at questions afterwards to review your answers against the "correct" answers. Predictably, no one passed the test; a passing score is 60/100. However, a lot of people, including my friend, got a score of 59. If they want to pass, they need to pay to take the test again. I'm pretty sure that if I took their English proficiency test, I probably will score a 59 as well.

What an awesome business model!

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