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WEB SIMULATOR OF ADMISSION MARKS TO ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF OVIEDO: THE IDEA AND THE EXPERIENCE. Luis J. Rodríguez-Muñiz Vice- Chancellor for Students and Employment. Outline. University Access Exams in Spain Web Simulator: the idea in the University of Oviedo

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Web simulator of admission marks to enter the university of oviedo the idea and the experience

WEB SIMULATOR OF ADMISSION MARKS TO ENTER THE UNIVERSITY OF OVIEDO: THE IDEA AND THE EXPERIENCE

Luis J. Rodríguez-Muñiz

Vice-ChancellorforStudents and Employment


Outline

Outline

University Access Exams in Spain

Web Simulator: the idea in the University of Oviedo

Web Simulator: the experience in the University of Oviedo, and later in other Spanish Universities

Future improvements


University access exams

University Access Exams

BEFORE 2010

FROM 2010

  • 6 exercises, one way of exam chosen among 5 different fields of knowledge

  • One single mark, valid in every study in every public Spanish university

  • Mandatory: 4 exercises

  • Voluntary: up to 4 extra exercises

  • No constraints about fields of knowledge to choose the subjects

  • Mark varies and depends on the study, on the field of knowledge and on the University


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University Access Exams

General Phase (GP)

  • 4 exercises (5 if co-official language)

  • General Phase Mark (GPM) is the average of the exercises (each up to 10 points)

  • Baccalaureate Average Mark (BAM) is obtained at High School (up to 10)

  • If GPM > 4

    AND

    0.6 BAM + 0.4 GPM > 5

    the exams is passed


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University Access Exams

SpecificPhase (SP)

  • Up to 4 extra exercises

  • Only counts when mark is > 5

  • Two years of validity

  • Exercises add a plus to the mark according to the formula

    0.6 BAM + 0.4 GPM + a M1 + b M2

    Being M1 and M2 the two marks adding more weight, and a and b weighting coefficients depending on University, studies and field of knowledge


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University Access Exams

SpecificPhase (SP): weights

  • Coefficients a and b varies. The Ministry fixes a list of subjectsthat can weight for degrees belonging to each field of knowledge. For instance, Art Design weights for degrees belonging to Arts and Humanities (e.g. Arts, Philosophy) but doest not weight for degrees belonging to Health Sciences (e.g. Medicine, Nursery)

  • When a subject weights the minimum value for coefficient is 0.1

  • Universities can increase up to 0.2 the combinations of subject-degree they decide (e.g. Biology and Chemistry weights 0.2 for all degrees in Health Sciences in Oviedo, except for Psychology where the maximum weight is attained by Biology and Mathematics)


Example

Example

  • Alice and Bob both perform 8 points in the Baccalaureate and 7 points in the General Phase (Alice choosing Earth and Environmental Sciences and Bob choosing Chemistry)

  • In the Specific Phase:

  • Alice and Bob apply for Electrical Engineering and Medicine in the University of Oviedo. What are their admission marks?


Admission marks

Admissionmarks

48 publicUniversities in Spain, more than 1500 differentdegrees, more than 30 subjectstochooseamong in theexams….

Toomuchinformation

tobedealtby a

17/18-years oldperson !!!

Web simulatortohelp

in thistask


Web simulator the idea

Web simulator: the idea

  • Configurable toolthathelpstoeasilycalculatetheadmissionmarktotheUniversity of Oviedo

  • Giventhemarks and thesubjects, and once choosenthedegreesthestudentwanttostudy, thesimulator produces theadmissionmarktoeachdegree

  • Thesimulatoralsoreturnsthe so-calledcuttingmark (theadmissionmark of thepersonwhoenteredlastyear in thelast position, since in Spainpublicuniversitiesfixthenumber of available positions)

  • https://sies.uniovi.es/simulador-pau


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Web simulator: the idea

Enteringsubjects and marks

In SpecificPhase

Enteringsubjects and marks

in General Phase

Cutting-marklastyear

Calculatingtheaverage

between GAM and BAM

Enteringdegrees

thestudentwantstoapply

Calculatingadmissionmarks


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Web simulator: the idea

  • StartedonNovember 2009

  • New versionuploadedMarch 2011

  • Since 2010 manyotheruniversities has openeditsownsimulator (http://siou.um.es/ponderaciones)

  • No national-widesimulator, bynow.


Web simulator the experience

Web simulator: theexperience

  • Poll: over 90% of Baccalaureate students in Asturias know the web simulator

  • Since last version was uploaded, the average number of visits/day is 109

  • The Access exams this year have been 1st, 2nd and 3rdjune 2011, since then, the average number of visits has been 319.44

  • The maximum number of visits/day is attained 8thjune (the day the marks were published) with 1437 visits


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Web simulator: theexperience

  • Average time in the site: 4 minutes

  • Average pageviews: 5.56

  • Loyalty: 67% are new visitors

  • Origin: almost all visits come from Spain, but also visits from Southern America, Western Europe and Northern Africa

  • Inside Spain, around ¾ of visits come from Asturias, being Madrid the top foreign visiting territory

  • This lead us to redefine our enrollment strategy: where to go and what to do there?


Future improvements

Futureimprovements

  • English version

  • Voice, sign language

  • National-wide platform (for all public Spanish universities)

  • Using the information provided by Google Analytics to define an enrollment strategy


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