Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 10 Title: Optimizing recruitment and examination methods to promote smooth implementation of reforms – Interpretation of some special types of admissions work in colleges and universities in 2024
Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Peng
The reporter learned from the Ministry of Education on the 10th that the General Office of the Ministry of Education recently issued the “Notice on Carrying out the Enrollment of Some Special Types of General Colleges and Universities in 2024”, deploying the work of enrolling some special types of students in general colleges and universities in 2024.
What is the background of the notice? What requirements does the notice put forward for the next step of work? What are the supervision and restriction mechanisms for special types of enrollment? The relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Education and relevant experts and scholars interpreted this.
“Recruitment for special types of examinations such as art majors and high-level sports teams is an important part of college admissions.” The relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Education introduced that relevant documents issued in 2021 proposed to improve and standardize art majors and high-level sports teams A series of measures for examination and admissions, and relevant standardized management measures have been gradually implemented from 2021, and relevant admissions policies will be implemented in 2024.
It is reported that starting from 2024, high-level art troupes in colleges and universities will no longer be selected from the college admissions process, but will be selected and trained by relevant colleges and universities from among current students. The cultural test scores of high-level sports team candidates will all use the national unified college entrance examination cultural test scores; all professional tests will be included in the national unified examination, organized and implemented under the leadership of the State Sports General Administration, and colleges and universities will no longer organize relevant school examinations.
The person in charge said that the admissions work for special types of examinations in colleges and universities in 2024 is about to begin. In order to guide colleges and universities in various places to do related work steadily, the Ministry of Education has issued a notice to make detailed arrangements for the admissions work for art majors and high-level sports teams. , to ensure that all work is carried out smoothly and orderly.
The notice pointed out that starting from 2024, the provincial unified examinations in all provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) will basically achieve full coverage of music, dance, performance (directing), broadcasting and hosting, art and design, calligraphy and other subjects. The opera category is subject to inter-provincial joint examinations.
In this regard, Liu Yuxiang, Secretary of the Party Committee of Shanghai Education Examination Institute, believes that the “New Art Examination” highlights the “unified” value of the unified examination, makes the basic qualities of various types of art talents comparable, and is conducive to guiding art candidates to calmly and effectively carry out their studies. Professional training is also conducive to enhancing the scientific judgment of the layout of art majors in colleges and universities.
According to the notice, the examination evaluation method of “cultural quality + professional ability” will be implemented for the admissions of art majors in colleges and universities. At the same time, the notice clearly points out that each province (autonomous region, city) should, according to the needs of talent selection and training for different art majors, adapt measures to local conditions, classify and delineate, and steadily increase the admission control scores for the college entrance examination cultural courses of various art majors.
“Only candidates with profound cultural literacy and high comprehensive quality can go further and longer on the road of artistic pursuit. This round of art examination reform moderately increases the cultural performance requirements of candidates, which is conducive to helping candidates choose the direction of personal development more rationally. .” said Yuan Guihua, deputy director of the Jiangsu Provincial Education Examination Authority.
Regarding the recruitment of high-level sports teams in colleges and universities, the notice clearly states that from 2024, only those who meet the registration requirements for the college entrance examination in the province of student origin and have obtained the technical title of national first-class athlete (inclusive) or above can apply for college sports teams; The provincial college entrance examination registration requirements are that only those who have obtained the technical title of national first-class athlete (inclusive) or above and have won the top eight in national competitions stipulated by the State Sports General Administration and the Ministry of Education in the past three years can apply for college sports teams.
“Improving the entry standards for sports performance to ensure the high level of athlete students.” Hu Xiangdong, director of the Measurement and Evaluation Research Center of Central China Normal University, said, “In recent years, some colleges and universities have already raised the registration qualifications to first-level athletes, exploring useful experiences and laying the foundation for comprehensive improvement. The foundation was laid for sports performance registration standards.”
The notice also puts forward clear requirements for the qualifications for recommended students in colleges and universities. In this regard, the relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Education introduced that according to the relevant regulations of the Ministry of Education and other departments, members of the national training team for the Middle School Student Subject Olympiad, outstanding students recommended by some foreign language middle schools, children of public security heroes, retired athletes and other personnel are qualified for admission to colleges and universities. Colleges and universities can recruit recommended students from the above-mentioned personnel in accordance with the admissions policies. Among them, the children of public security heroes can only be recommended to public security colleges according to relevant regulations.
“Recommended foreign language middle schools recruited by colleges and universities will continue to increase their emphasis on language majors required for the development of the country’s ‘Belt and Road’ construction and the country’s urgently needed language majors.” The person in charge introduced. At the same time, the notice encourages relevant colleges and universities to cultivate “small language +” “Compound talents. Students who are recommended to majors related to minor languages are not allowed to transfer to related majors other than minor languages after entering the school.
Regarding the supervision and restriction mechanism for special types of enrollment, the relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Education said that the notice requires all localities and relevant colleges and universities to strictly abide by the “Ten Prohibitions”, “30 Don’ts” and “Eight Basic Requirements” for college admissions. Candidates, universities and relevant staff who commit violations of regulations and disciplines during admissions will be dealt with strictly in strict accordance with relevant regulations, and relevant personnel will be held accountable.