Examinations help a country measure if its system of education is teaching the skills and knowledge needed to meet development goals.
Major examinations have been a part of education for centuries. New research looks at arguments for and against end-of-semester exams in universities.
The shockingly poor exam results indicate underlying structural issues that extend far beyond the realm of individual student performance.
According to cognitive psychology there are three distinct types of memory. Each plays a different role in effective study.
Final school exams are typically seen as a very intense period of preparation. But it is also important to rest during this time if you want to maximise your performance.
The government is reversing pandemic “grade inflation” in England.
Compulsory tests, essays, regular grades and timed exams are considered a given in university life. But the Universities Accord should change this.
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.