Korean, similar to last year’s CSAT… Mathematics seems to be difficult in the lower middle class


On the morning of the 18th, when the 2022 college scholastic ability test was held, students are preparing for the test at the test center at Yeouido High School in Seoul. photo co-op

The SAT for the 2022 academic year, the ‘first university scholastic ability test (SAT) combined with the arts and sciences’, was held on the 18th. Although the CSAT test headquarters emphasized, “We tried to minimize the disadvantages for each elective subject in Korean and mathematics, which were introduced for the first time this year,” there are evaluations that both Korean and mathematics were difficult. Wi Su-min, a professor at Korea National University of Education (Earth Science Education), who chaired the CSAT test, said, “Although there has been a change in the CSAT system, based on the analysis of the results of the mock evaluation conducted twice this year, we tried to maintain the standard of the previous year’s questions, and students according to the elective subjects I wanted to ask the questions so that the possibility of disadvantages between them could be minimized,” he said. The CSAT for the 2022 academic year has a large range of changes compared to last year’s CSAT in that it is the first CSAT integrated with the liberal arts and sciences according to the purpose of the 2015 revised curriculum. The Korean language and mathematics domains have been changed to a ‘common subject + elective subjects’ structure, and in the social and scientific research field, students can choose up to two subjects without classifying them to take the exam. For the Korean language, reading and literature are common subjects, and you can choose one of the two subjects: speech and writing, and language and media. Mathematics is required to take Mathematics I and Mathematics II as common subjects and to choose one from probability, statistics, calculus, and geometry. The educational broadcasting linkage rate (based on the number of questions per area and subject) was also lowered from 70% to 50%, and 100% of the questions were given in English only in the ‘indirect linkage’ method that does not draw the textbook’s fingerprints as they are. In the case of the Korean language, an analysis showed that it was similar to last year’s SAT or last June’s mock evaluation, and was somewhat more difficult than the relatively easy September mock evaluation. Teachers belonging to the Korea University Education Council, who were affiliated with the College Counseling Team, said, “It is similar to the level of difficulty in the mock evaluation in June and a little more difficult than the mock evaluation in September. said. In the mock evaluation in June, the highest standard score in the Korean language area was 146 points, which was two points higher than last year’s CSAT (144 points). The more difficult the test, the lower the average and the higher the standard score. It seems that the difficulty level of the test takers on that day was not low, as the Korean language section of the mock evaluation in September was so easy that the highest standard score was only 127. The teachers said, “The length of the passages for common subjects was shortened, but there were a lot of processes to infer concepts, so it might be a bit difficult. analyzed. There were no ‘super-difficult’ items with less than 20% of the correct answer rate, but items 7-8, which dealt with Hegel’s dialectic in the reading area, and item 13, which dealt with key currencies and exchange rate fluctuations, were selected as difficult items. Elective subjects such as speech and writing, language and media may be unfamiliar to students, but there are many questions that clearly distinguish the answers to the questions, so it was evaluated that they are plain. Mathematics was previously evaluated to be difficult in both the June and September mock evaluations, but this time the SAT was also evaluated to be of similar difficulty. In particular, it is analyzed that among the elective subjects, new types of probability, statistics, and geometry were asked, which made it more difficult for students. Oh Su-seok, a teacher at Somyung Girls’ High School in Gyeonggi-do, who was in charge of the general review, said, “In common subjects (compared to June and September), the number of difficult questions decreased, but the number of intermediate difficulties increased relatively. can,” he analyzed. In the common subject, three items were selected as difficult items, including questions 15, 21, and 22, which are complete questions using the properties of circles and trigonometric functions. Jang Young-il, a teacher at Cheongju Sead Advertisement, who analyzed the elective subjects, said, “Probability and statistics No. 28 and No. 29 are difficult problems, so in the process of finding the number of cases through calculation, students must have found it difficult to allocate time. I think that most students would find it a bit difficult because there were more questions to ask,” he said. In the case of calculus, the so-called ‘highest difficulty’ problem does not seem comparable to the previous CSAT, but he added that the students must have felt difficult because of the overall difficulty. In the case of mathematics, interest in the pros and cons of each elective subject is particularly great. Taking into account the characteristics of the test taker group shown in the study, the direction of the questions is to minimize the difference between elective subjects.” By Lee Yoo-jin, staff reporter [email protected]


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