Visit ELTBOOKS - all Western ELT Books with 20% discount (Japan only)

April 21, 2003

Entrance Exam Waste

¥700 million worth of test papers for this year's preliminary university entrance exams, held in mid-January, were unused. The National Center for University Entrance Examinations prints the same number of test papers each year for various subjects. But even with 550,000 students choosing to taking the English test, the most popular subject, there were 140,000 copies of the test booklet left over. Most test centers throw the booklets away, though some offer them to teachers and students.

Share this:  

« Previous | Main | Next »

Recent Headlines


Hedbanz / Charades
Helene J Uchida
Think Read Write
David Lisgo


Useful Links


  • ALTEThe Association of Language Testers in Europe
  • British CouncilInformation, resources, and links to other sites
  • Cambridge English Language AssessmentInformation on examination and qualifications for teachers and students
  • IALICInternational Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication
  • IALLTInternational Association for Language Learning Technology
  • IATEFL"Linking, developing and supporting" ELT professionals worldwide
  • TESOL IncPublishing, connecting, events and career development for teachers




World Today