What need to know the class masters, the candidates and the parents of the 8th grade graduates about the fill-in and checking of the registration cards | SIVECO Romania

What need to know the class masters, the candidates and the parents of the 8<sup>th</sup> grade graduates about the fill-in and checking of the registration cards

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

29th of June 2004, Bucharest - Till the 3rd of July, the pupils together with the parents are invited to the school the pupils graduate to check the correctness of the data introduced in the IT system that will do the computerized distribution-based on the filled-in registration cards. Simultaneously, continues the fill-in of the cards and the checking.

Here are some common questions:

  • How is done the fill-in of the registration card?
  • How is done the checking of registration card?
  • Where can someone notify the possible inadequacies?
  • What is happening from the fill-in of the registration card till the distribution?
  • Where can those interested in the steps they should made inform themselves?
  • Who answers to their questions?

For helping the class masters, the candidates and the parents of the 8th grade graduates to find the right answers to these questions, putting away all malicious rumours concerning computerized admission, we have to make clear the following:

1. The fill-in of the options on the registration cards has to be done accordingly with the candidates' preferences. A larger number of options can not harm the candidate, even if the first positions are the "optimistic " options (where, in the last years the admission grades were higher or equal with his average)

2. There is no "magical number" of options that have to be filled-in: the important thing is this number to be rather large to allow the distribution an the options to be ordered-from the most wanted to the less wanted.

3. For a realistic fill-in of the options on registration cards at http://admitere.edu.ro there has been posted the tutorial application "Orientare Admitere 2004" which helps the candidate to order their options in accordance with their preferences(profile, area of expertise, school) and taking into account the grades of those admitted in 2003 in those areas of expertise.

4. The grades from this year are higher than those from last years so is better to have as much options as possible on the registration cards!

5. The validation of the registration cards is a simple operation, but is mandatory for all candidates- possible errors in the transcription of the grades on the registration card, or in fill-in the name or the candidate or illegible high schools' codes can cause troubles. The computer does not know that a pupil that wrote the code 115 is in fact interested in number 112

6. For avoiding troubles caused by the wrong transcription of the data, the system has the option of printing the registration cards the way they had been introduced in the database. The card named "witness card" is conveyed to the school it came from together with the original. During the time between the date of introducing the data in the computer and 3rd of July, the deadline date, the class masters have to invite all the pupils to school together with the parents, who check option by option the witness card with the original, signing for concordance.

7. The possible errors must be notified immediately to the school board, which comes back with the original card the centre for data gathering to make the correction.

8. Between the validation of the card and the computerized admission (3rd-9th of July) the cards are centralized in the districts databases and from there in the national database from Ministry of Education and Research

9. After several checking processes and the correction of the notified errors the computerized distribution takes place

10. The distribution algorithm orders the candidates according with their admission grades, and than analyses their options, distributing them one by one.

If it finds out a candidate whose options do not allow him to be admitted in any highschool (because there are no vacant positions left, being taken by those with higher grades) that candidate is not distributed.

For a better understanding the algorithm, those who fill-in or check the options lists, see the following example:

Let's say that the candidate A has 8.93 admission grade and x option on the second place on his card, and the candidate B has 8.91 and option x on the first place on his card, the candidate A has priority for option x because he has a higher grade than candidate B.

More information about the Admission 2004 can be found on http://admitere.edu.ro, http://forum.edu.ro.

Any questions, suggestions or complains you can send to admitere2004@mec.edu.ro or at 021/3155099) between 8:30-16:30)