Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Korean CSAT

The Korean College Scholastic Ability Test was last Thursday.  This exam is taken by all high school seniors on the same day at the same time all across the country.  The score they get is worth about 50% of what college's considering when accepting freshmen at university.  Children literally spend their entire lives preparing for this exam.

Airing News has a story about it.  A lot of talk about parents "praying" for their children to show their full potential on test day.  Gift giving is also very common.

Eat Your Kimchi also made a video of how family and friends show up at school to cheer on the test takers.

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