What is the “maturity” test that the new EBAU will have?

Those who have gone through selectivity (or PAU, or EVAU, or EBAU, depending on their age and community), they will remember that one of the dreaded language tests was text analysis. a question in which you had to apply technique, rather than memory. Well, the trend of the new EBAU (acronym for Baccalaureate Evaluation for University Access) is to move towards a test that values ​​more analytical skills and less content examinations by subject, as it has been the case until now .

In reality, the new EBAUthat the government presented to the autonomous communities this Wednesday, will have fewer exams and will include a “maturity test”, which aims precisely for students to demonstrate analytical and linguistic skills.

But what is it?

According to the draft proposal that laSexta has had access to, it will be a general topic quizthat is to say, it can be current, scientific or humanistic, for example.

The project specifies that the exercise will consist of a case composed of a series of documents (texts, images, infographics, graphs, tables, audiovisuals, etc.) which will all revolve around the same theme.

Students will be invited to run a scan from different aspects and perspectives through various “closed, semi-constructed or open” questions.

With this test, we seek, rather than learning a subject by heart, to assess the ability of students to analyze, evaluate, extract information or relate All this documentation, in a more or less guided way through the questions or the proposals, will ask the students “to carry out an analysis from different aspects and perspectives, answering different types of questions”.

This proof of maturity will have a value of one 25% on the total of the EBAU of the academic years 2023-2024, 2024-2025 and 2025-2026, but of 2026-2027what the Ministry of Education has called the “definitive phase”, will take on more weight and will be worth 75%.

Education intends that for this test, certain minimum points are agreed regarding its design, respecting the autonomy of the communities, which will concern the timetables, the types and characteristics of the documents in the file, the types of questions, etc.

It also wishes to agree on the correction criteria as well as create working groups to establish these agreements, composed of members of the regional ministries, universities or respective evaluation institutes.

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