Cruch: "We will continue with our schedule of changes to the Admission System"

The rectors ratified their position to continue with the admission process as agreed in May this year, when it was decided to establish a minimum of 10% for the Ranking of Notes and a minimum of 50% was ratified for the PSU.

The Council of Rectors received in an extraordinary session the rectors of High Schools 1 and Application, the Rector of the National Institute and the Rector of the National High School of Maipú, to explain the scope of the Ranking of Notes and listen to their concern in this regard.

At the meeting, evidence was presented about the effects of the Ranking of Notes on admission, in addition to explaining the steps that the Council of Rectors followed since this instrument was incorporated into the University Admission System in 2012.

The Vice President of Cruch, Juan Manuel Zolezzi said that at the meeting the Council reiterated its position on the Ranking of Notes. "As we have always said, we regret that some students feel harmed by this measure, which is intended as a contribution to the selection of excellent students and that contributes to equity and quality inclusion in university campuses."

He added that "we were talking with the principals and we explained to them that although some students may feel harmed, globally even the high schools of excellence benefit from the Grade Ranking." In this sense, the Demre data indicate that for admission 2012, without Ranking, the National Institute enrolled 62.5% of the total number of enrolled in that establishment in the universities attached to the system, while in 2013, with the inclusion of the Ranking , enrolled 76.5%. The same positive phenomenon is observed in Lyceums 1 (in 2012 it enrolled 45.8% of the total enrolled in the promotion of the year of that school and in 2013 59.3%) and in Enforcement (in 2012 it enrolled 32% and in 2013, at 48%).

The Council also heard a presentation by the director of the Admission System, María Elena González, and the consultant on Equity and Inclusion, Francisco Javier Gil, who explained the evidence and the results of the Ranking of Notes. In his presentation, Gil showed that the best PSU scores of the emblematic establishments are in turn those who benefit the most from the Ranking, since they are the best students of the establishment.

Regarding the variation of the weight of the Secondary Education Notes plus the Ranking of Notes, in the appointment it was pointed out that the average variation of NEM plus Ranking for the 33 universities attached to the system is less than a 5%.