A new method to select GCE(A/L) students to universities in Sri Lanka: an easily understandable simple approach

A new method to select GCE(A/L) students to universities in Sri Lanka: an easily understandable simple approach

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A new method to select GCE(A/L) students to universities in Sri Lanka: an easily understandable simple approach

Though the ZScore (average of subject wise standardized values of raw marks) system isimplemented for University admissions from General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) examination, it is still a controversial issue in Sri Lanka. This article explains the application of a new selection method, Common Currency Index (CCI) Method. Several selection methods are compared mathematically and tested with simulated data using descriptive analysis. It is revealed that, performance of CCI method is better than other selection methods. Also CCI method can be used for any type of screening of human resources that passes through similar level competitive examinations. This method is simple, transparent and does not distort students’, raw marks obtained at the examination. Raw mark is the unique mark of the student in a particular subject and cannot be treated as other measurements considered in statistics since a raw mark consists of non measurable factors such as his or her intelligence, capability, the level of commitment etc. ,Key Words: ZScore, General Certificate of Education, Common Currency Index (CCI)

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