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May 26, 2006

Test Center Helped Entrance Examinees

(Japan) University entrance examinees that omitted or incorrectly entered their identification numbers on exam answer sheets, still had their sheets scored anyway it was revealed recently. The National Center for University Entrance Examination, whose center officials "felt sorry" for the examinees, has adopted this practice since 1984. Some officials felt that it would be cruel not to score examinees on the once a year exam. "We understand that some people consider entering one's ID number to be part of the exam," a center official said. "However, we decided to treat favorably those who made mistakes in places other than the answer section, mainly because the purpose of the test is to see how much the examinees have learned during their three years of high school."
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