"Consideration" that does not stop in English private examination September 18 21:31

An English private exam that will be introduced in the “University Entrance Exam Common Test” starting next year. Some applications started on the 18th, but the concerns of the "parties" do not stop.

A high school girl aiming to become a science university says, “I am very anxious because the structure is complicated and difficult to understand, as the exam is approaching.”

The teacher, Kyoko Kasahara, spoke for the students' realism.
“It ’s an important time to decide on a course, but I ’m really sorry for the students. It may be an era when coexisting with private exams, but the entrance fee is high and you have to buy teaching materials. I think it's a way of dealing with the pain of parents who think of children. I want the country to stop and reconsider. ”

The test operator also has a countermeasure book! ?

Various problems that have been pointed out.
One of them is “the appropriateness of private business operators who are conducting tests to sell countermeasure books on their own”.


Benesse performs a test called "GTEC".
Persons in charge at high schools in various regions visit the sales of countermeasure books, and promote videos such as “To acquire effective speaking and effective speaking skills to pass”.

Benesse says, “To ensure neutrality and fairness, the person in charge of preparing the exam questions and the person in charge of preparing the countermeasure books and courses are completely separated.”


Educational testing service that implements TOEFL.
We sell TOEFL countermeasure books.

Educational Testing Service says, “Our mission is to improve quality and promote equity.”


British Council that conducts IELTS.
IELS countermeasure courses were held.

The British Council says, “I am trying not to involve the person in charge of the examination and the person in charge of the preparation course.”

High school English teachers “worried about fairness and reliability”

A high school English teacher said, “There used to be a line between“ Implementation of entrance examination ”and“ Education industry ”, but that line has disappeared. I cannot say that there is nothing, but there are concerns in terms of fairness and reliability. "

"Breeze" continues to blow in English private exams

In the past, various “participants” of university entrance examinations have raised their voices of “waiting”.

The most serious student.
A high school boy from Okinawa said, “It takes money to take the exam. I think there will be a disparity with students in urban areas because the examination venues are limited in rural areas.”

Private examinations vary depending on the company, but the examination fee of 5800 yen to 25,000 yen will be charged once.
If you don't have a test center in your area, you will also need to pay for transportation to and from the city, and in some cases accommodation.

When this Okinawan high school student started signing activities against the entrance examination reform of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on the Internet, over 1,000 signatures gathered in two weeks.

The National High School Principal Association, which is made up of high school principals, made an unusual application to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on September 10.

▽ As a result of questionnaire survey to 470 high schools nationwide, the answer that "should be postponed" rose to nearly 70%,
▽ The information, such as the date and place where the test is conducted, is not fully known, and there are concerns that the test will be conducted fairly.

Mr. Sugawara, Chairman of the National High Schools Association, said, “As implementation is imminent, the on-site anxiety will not be resolved.

As a result of a survey conducted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) on how 82 national universities use English private exams, as of May of this year, universities use it for application qualifications but not for final pass / fail judgment. There were about 40%, including 35 universities such as the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University.

Of these, three universities, such as Hokkaido University and Tohoku University, are “not to use at all”.

Expert "Education is distorted Consider sending off"

Professor Takayasu Nakamura, Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo, who specializes in educational sociology, points out strictly as follows.

▽ "From the viewpoint of the public nature of university entrance examinations, there is a problem with the way to visit the school many times through sales activities such as countermeasure books."
▽ "If the original high school education is replaced by private exam measures, it will fall to the end"
▽ "Because it is the country that decided to use private business, we should try to collect various confusions that are happening now, including this problem."
▽ "If you can't do that, you need to think about how to respond next year."