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The gaokao has its faults, but at least it judges all stud

“However, independent enrollment has evolved into a situation where rich people find ways to get their children extra

points. Third-party organizations should be involved in the process to make it fairer and more transparent,” he said.

Xiong Bingqi, vice-president of the 21st Century Education Research Institute, said the goal of independent college adm

ission is to establish a system of multiple evaluations, instead of judging students by test scores alone.

However, students who qualify for independent enrollment also must take the gaokao, and their scores in the exam rem

in an important basis for admission, Xiong said. So students and their parents are still focused on the scores.

Moreover, the pilot program has failed to help establish a two-way a

dmission mechanism between colleges and students. Independent enrollment refo

rm has increased the right of colleges to choose students, but students still have limited ability to seek admission to the coll

ege of their choice, as one student normally gets a call for admission from just one institution, he said.

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