Nearly 4,000 students who were infected and quarantined, or tested positive have not conducted PCR or received test results did not take the junior high school comprehensive assessment program on May 21 and 22. They will attend the make-up exam on June 4 and 5.
After repeated confirmation with junior high schools and the district exam affairs office, the Ministry of Education officially announced the total number of students who are eligible for the junior high school CAP make-up exam. There are 18 exam districts nationally and up to 3911 students who were infected and quarantined, or tested positive yet have not conducted PCR or received PCR test results. These students will, along with 499 students in China, attend the make-up exam on June 4 and 5.
Hsu Li-chuan, Deputy Director-General, K-12 Education Administration: “There will be exam sites for all 18 examination districts. Inside the exam sites, there will be general exam sites and back-up exam sites that can accommodate 8 to 12 students.”
The make-up exam will be held at sites in all 18 exam districts to avoid letting students run around. As for the fairness and score calculation, the Examination Administration emphasized that the difficulty and discrimination index level of the make-up exam will be comparable to the original exam, and students may make-up by subjects. As for the exam subjects, students may decide whether they will participate and choose the highest score to be calculated for entrance. Admission later will be handled by extra enrollment.
Hsu Li-chuan, Deputy Director-General, K-12 Education Administration: “For example, if a student tested on May 21 but did not come on May 22, he will attend the make-up exam on June 5. His score calculation will comprise the subjects on May 21 and those on June 5. If there are overlapping subjects, we choose the higher score.”
In Taipei and New Taipei, so-called the COVID-19 hotspots, there will be 1038 students and 508 students respectively to attend the make-up exams or 40 percent of all test takers. Admission to top-rated public high schools in Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung has always been very competitive. Therefore, the education Administration notes that so long as students' scores reach the threshold score for entrance, they will be admitted and there will be no limit to the extra enrollment quota.