It’s time! The first day of the National High School Exam (Enem), in Campo Grande, takes place this Sunday (5).
Upon arrival at the Uniderp College campus, student Gabriel Sartori reported his expectations for the exam. “I have good expectations, but I’m afraid of the writing, because I’ve never done it, so it’s a little different.”
At the same test location, Pedro Henrique Sebastião, 18 years old, arrived late and will not be able to take the exam.
“I think I confused the time, it was 12pm in Campo Grande, but I ended up confusing it with Brasília time. Now I’m going to prepare for next year, to come stronger”, she explained.
See the application times (in the Brasília time zone):
- Gates opening: 12pm
- Gates closing: 1pm
- Tests start: 1:30 pm
- End of the tests on the 1st day: 7pm
The candidate will only be able to leave with the Question Booklet in the last 30 minutes before the end of the test.
Correction: Is it worth the guess?
Questions are corrected using a mathematical model called Item Response Theory (IRT). The test is prepared with questions pre-classified as easy, medium and difficult. The candidate is expected to perform better in the simpler ones. The TRI carries out a statistical analysis, “anti-guessing”, to calculate a final score that indicates whether there was consistency in the responses.
Simply put, this is a method that seeks to prioritize consistency in candidate performance. The grade is not simply the sum of the absolute number of correct answers.
If someone gets the most difficult questions right, but gets those considered easy wrong, they probably “guessed” the answers. Therefore, you will have a lower grade than a student who got the easy ones right, but got the more complex ones wrong.