A Brief History of Imperial Examination and Its Influences

  title={A Brief History of Imperial Examination and Its Influences},
  author={Kwang-Hyun Ko},
Learners of East-Asian descent frequently outperform students from other developed nations on standardized tests. They are often well prepared, and generally demonstrate high proficiency in math, science, and language. Despite recent hype among Western policymakers and educators regarding the performance of East-Asian students on standardized exams, this phenomenon is primarily attributable to the unique history of imperial examinations, which began in China. The imperial examinations were… 
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