Proctoring software is a symptom of a bigger problem: universities see themselves as businesses and students as customers.
Rapid Antigen Tests are being rolled out by the millions for Australians to check their COVID status. But a result should be interpreted in context.
People tend to think of digital media as entertainment, so they devote less mental effort than when they’re reading a printed book.
In a social emergency due to COVID-19, schools are moving into uncharted territory where student assessment will need to flexibly and equitably adapt to changing circumstances.
While the state of Texas says it is taking over the Houston school system in the name of school improvement, an expert argues the move is motivated by racism and political power struggles.
Testing times ahead for four-year-olds as new starters face ‘harmful’ assessments within six weeks of starting school.
Why new style GCSEs are past their sell by date even before they’ve got going.
Assessments need to be relevant to the real world and test more complex skills to better predict competency, standards of literacy and teaching.
How can we improve the PISA standardised tests?
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.
Why a common sense approach is needed when it comes to autism and primary school tests.
… and why our analysis is a much fairer comparison.
Many young children can give the false impression that they are learning to read, when in fact they are mostly guessing words from pictures or context. This test will help to identify these students.
If we want excellence in our schools, we have to provide a system with the incentives, enablers and rewards for improvement built in.
East Asian pupils continue to outpace their counterparts in Western schools.
Being able to sound out letters in words doesn’t mean you can understand them. There is no clear evidence that a new phonics screening test for children in Year 1 will help improve reading levels.
There are ways to manage exam anxiety so that it doesn’t hugely impact your performance.
There is little evidence that external inspections and evaluation measures produce better teachers.
There is little evidence to suggest that testing teaching students on their literacy and numeracy will have any impact on the quality of teaching and learning in Australian classrooms.
The narrow focus on grades and random employment statistics reflects a very simplistic view of our complex education system.