A battle to determine fate for millions of Chinese students

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After months, sometimes years of studying, nearly 9.5 million high school students in China are finishing the most important test of their lives — the Gaokao, often called the “Battle to Determine Fate.” CCTV America’s Jim Spellman filed this report.
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A battle to determine fate for millions of Chinese students

After months, sometimes years of studying, nearly 9.5 million high school students in China are finishing the most important test of their lives -- the Gaokao, often called the "Battle to Determine Fate."CCTV America's Jim Spellman filed this report.

Highlight:

  • Most Chinese college-base admissions almost solely rely on the Gaokao. The test covers subjects like science and math plus essay questions.
  • In the U.S., the system is different. Students take standardized tests like the SAT but colleges usually consider a wider set of criteria.

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