Exam agency admits errors, will accept multiple answers

Exam agency admits errors, will accept multiple answers
Students from a high school cheer for their seniors in front of a college entrance examination hall before the exam begins in Seoul November 8, 2012

South Korea's education authorities decided to accept multiple answers for two questions in this year's college entrance exam, officials said Monday, a move expected to alter the scores of thousands of test-takers.

The cited questions, each from biology and English language sections of the annual test known here as Suneung, have been challenged by test-takers who said there were two possible answers out of five choices.

The Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation announced that two answers for each of the disputed questions are correct, in a joint briefing with the Education Ministry at the Government Complex Sejong.

Taking responsibility for the confusion caused by the question dispute, KICE chief Kim Sung-hoon said he would resign from his post. It marks the third time that the head of the KICE, which is responsible for administering the nationwide tests, will step down as a result of an error in the exams.

South Korea's education authorities decided to accept multiple answers for two questions in this year's college entrance exam, officials said Monday, a move expected to alter the scores of thousands of test-takers.

The cited questions, each from biology and English language sections of the annual test known here as Suneung, have been challenged by test-takers who said there were two possible answers out of five choices.

The Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation announced that two answers for each of the disputed questions are correct, in a joint briefing with the Education Ministry at the Government Complex Sejong.

Taking responsibility for the confusion caused by the question dispute, KICE chief Kim Sung-hoon said he would resign from his post. It marks the third time that the head of the KICE, which is responsible for administering the nationwide tests, will step down as a result of an error in the exams.

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