It was found that the national nuclear power licensing test is poorly managed. Problems with test reliability are being raised due to inconsistent grading, such as different scores being given to similar answers by different graders or higher scores than the set points, as well as failing students being accepted due to ’rounding of average scores’ that is not in the regulations. . According to data submitted by Rep
. Ha Young-je’s office, a member of the National Assembly’s Science, Technology, Information, Broadcasting and Communications Committee, from the Board of Audit and Inspection and the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety and Security ( KINS ), the radiation handling supervisor license test conducted by KINS is not properly managed, leaving holes in the reliability and fairness of the test. It was found that This license is required for radiation safety managers working at Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), as well as industrial and medical device companies. The exam is conducted once a year, and the average of the scores for each subject must exceed 60 to be considered passing.
As a result of the Board of Audit and Inspection checking the scoring standards and final scores for the 2020 and 2021 radiation handling supervisor licensing exams, there was no consistency in the scoring committee members’ standards. For example, in question 10 of the 2021 Nuclear Energy-related Act, one test taker only wrote ‘after change’ in an open-ended question that required ‘within 30 days after change’ to be considered correct, and another test taker wrote the same answer, but was given the correct answer. The answer was marked as incorrect. Additionally, the scoring method was different, with one grading committee member giving partial scores for each question, while the other grading committee member did not give partial scores.
There were cases where a failed candidate was passed as a result of rounding off the decimal point of the score for each subject without any grounds. One test taker who received 94.5 points in the nuclear energy law subject passed the test with the overall average score being 60 points as the score was rounded to 95 points. If I hadn’t rounded up, I would have failed with a score of 59.875. Another test taker who received 68.5 points in the radiation handling technology subject was also calculated as 69 points and passed with an overall average of 60 points. The Human Resources Development Service of Korea, which oversees national exams, does not round the scores for each subject for the fourth period exam. In 2005, the Administrative Appeals Committee also decided not to round scores.
In some cases, more points were awarded than were assigned to a question메이저사이트. According to data additionally submitted by Rep. Ha Young-je’s office from KINS , the existing score for Question 6 of the 2021 radiation handling technology subject was 6 points, but the grader gave a higher score of 7 points. The test taker who submitted the answer sheet was affiliated with KINS , so the grader was able to see the name, etc. Rep. Ha Young-je said, “The grading error in the licensing exam is an act of deceiving the test takers who worked hard to pass,” and pointed out, “The Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety’s strict management and system improvement are needed to improve the reliability of the national licensing exam.”
In response to this criticism, KINS said, “We will establish regulations based on no rounding in the future,” and added, “However, since only certain people were rounded and there is no problem with fairness, there are no plans to correct existing successful applicants.”