Teachers in a study identify ‘grading obsession’ as a top challenge in education. Some are fighting back and dedicating class time to student self-assessment and peer assessment activities.
With NAPLAN moving to March and Year 11 and 12 students already in the throes of multiple assessments, exams are looming for many households with school-aged children.
Research suggests the only way to effectively combat online cheating for now is holding exams in person.
Self-compassion is about talking to yourself like you would talk to a good friend.
Selective schools provide a ‘best of the best’ education in the public system, but can involve added stress for young people.
Research which shows you can reliably predict a student’s year 12 results by year 11. This suggests we don’t need a battery of stressful exams to work out what they do next.
Results are coming back for students in years, 3, 5, 7 and 9. It can seem like a very big deal to stressed students. In reality, it is only one indicator of how a child is progressing.
Proctoring software is a symptom of a bigger problem: universities see themselves as businesses and students as customers.
When COVID forced exams online, reports of cheating were rife and proctoring software was problematic. But in-person exams are also flawed, so now’s the time to rethink how assessment works.
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away any time soon. Kenya’s universities must adapt.
Recent allegations of cheating by university students in online exams suggest the students are adapting faster than the education system itself – and that should change.
The UK government’s announcement on how students work will be graded is too little, too late.
Take part in collaborative working and play to your strengths.
Teachers and students have been left uncertain of what to expect.
Equity and privacy problems with online proctoring reflect a larger issue: Students look to universities to set an example of integrity.
Students must not be assessed on course material that they haven’t had the opportunity to learn.
To concentrate best, we need to resist distractions. It can help to set some goals and check your progress as you study.
The outcry over exam results has exposed underlying problems in how we assess educational performance.
Having trust in a key public service like education is critical.
Cramming for exams can result in short-term memorisation rather than meaningful learning.