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Early history[ edit ] Ancient China was the first country in the world that implemented a nationwide standardized test, which was called the imperial examination. The main purpose of this examination was to select able candidates for specific governmental positions. Civil service[ edit ] From the mid 19th century, universities began to institute written examinations to assess the aptitude of the pupils.
This is an excerpt from the Tripos examination in Cambridge University.
As the profession transitioned to the modern mass-education system, the style of examination became fixed, with the stress on standardized papers to be sat by large numbers of students. Leading the way in this regard was the burgeoning Civil Service that began to move toward a meritocratic basis for selection in the mid 19th century in England.
British civil service was influenced by the imperial examinations system and meritocratic system of China.
Influenced by the ancient Chinese Imperial Examination, the Northcote—Trevelyan Report of made four principal recommendations: This was a tribute to its success in removing corruption, delivering public services even under the stress of two world warsand responding effectively to political change. It also had a great international influence and was adapted by members of the Commonwealth.
Education[ edit ] Students taking a scholarship examination inside a classroom in Written examinations had been unheard of before for European education. In the US, the transition happened under the influence of the educational reformer Horace Mann. This shift decisively helped to move education into the modern era, by standardizing expanding curricula in the sciences and humanitiescreating a rationalized method for the evaluation of teachers and institutions and creating a basis for the streaming of students according to ability.
Tests were used to determine the mental aptitude of recruits to the military.
Inthe first Advanced Placement AP test was administered to begin closing the gap between high schools and colleges. In contrast, high school students in other countries such as the United States may not be required to take a standardized test to graduate.
Depending on the policies of the test maker or country, administration of standardized tests may be done in a large hall, classroom, or testing center. A proctor or invigilator may also be present during the testing period to provide instructions, to answer questions, or to prevent cheating.
Grades or test scores from standardized test may also be used by universities to determine if a student applicant should be admitted into one of its academic or professional programs.
Standardized tests are sometimes used by certain countries to manage the quality of their educational institutions. For example, the No Child Left Behind Act in the United States requires individual states to develop assessments for students in certain grades.
In practice, these assessments typically appear in the form of standardized tests.Cardiology Essay Prize Jessica Neilan, St Catherine’s College. Jessica is a 3 rd Year Graduate Entry Medical Student. Her essay was entitled " Health Care Inequalities Between the Genders for Ischaemic Heart Disease”.
Essay Prizes and Competitions The following pages contain information about our Essay Prizes run for Lower and Upper 6th Students internationally, including . The essay competition is now open. The winner will receive a prize for an essay on an aspect of chronic pain, of not more than words.
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Awards and Prizes. Applications are invited for the Patrick Trevor-Roper Award, which is open to all undergraduate medical students from the United KIngdom and Ireland who have an interest in the specialty. There are three individual awards to be made, each for the sum of £ Medical Student Essay Competition The winner will receive a prize for an essay on an aspect of chronic pain, of not more than words.
The winning entry MUST be . Medical Student Prizes. BMFMS Medical Student Prizes.
The Medical Student Prizes will be awarded to the highest ranking abstracts submitted to the annual conference in each of the four categories (Fetal Medicine, Maternal Medicine, Labour & Delivery, and Pregnancy Outcome).