The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated a growing shift to test-optional admissions policies or scrapping entrance tests altogether.
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.
This controversy shows that assessment is not neutral: the system used can clearly benefit some groups of pupils over others – it requires more than technical processes to ensure justice.
Students in an information technology unit were given a chance to learn from their mistakes to score higher marks. But only the motivated showed an improvement.
It's possible to be a test-taker who achieves a high score in English language tests, yet remain unable to function well in the language.
Are current forms of standardized literacy tests really measuring children's capacity to read and interact with our rapidly-changing world?
How can parents and educators assist children and youth with dealing with everyday challenges and stresses?
Student assessments help children develop self-regulation skills, but teachers don’t have the time when class sizes are large.
A specialist in educational psychology says there are incremental risks associated with students developing an obsessive behaviour toward performance.
Educational experts offer tips for parents and teachers to help children manage test anxiety but find that overall, policy-makers need to re-think what matters in schools and what’s worth measuring.
Authentic assessment is perceived as being harder to outsource, and has been adopted by many Australian university teachers. But that doesn't mean students won't still cheat on them.
Recent news that at least one Ontario university adjusts for grade inflation during the undergraduate application process is a call to action -- for long-term educational change.
There are benefits and drawbacks to both formative and summative assessment. Both are important parts of a rigorous assessment program.
To assess problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills on NAPLAN would fit with broader movements in education internationally, but there are some questions to address first.
Research shows that many students are excessively optimistic about course grades. Those with a stronger sense of personal control are also less likely to receive the grades they expect.
Assessment scales for ADHD have been developed using mostly male research samples. As a result, the behaviours indicating ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.
The discourse and structure of online learning can exclude English language minority students. Techniques such as video chats, "safe houses" and content-focused grading can support their success.
Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
Assessment should be a part of teaching and learning at universities. It's important because it will subvert exclusion and allow all students to take responsibility for their work.