Online exams

On-screen assessments – are they the future?

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A major on-screen assessments trial has recently been announced by AQA. Does this signify the realisation of the potential of online examinations and why is this?

Online learning and assessments have become increasingly popular since the pandemic and it has encouraged institutions to look at alternative ways of assessing learners.

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Could next year’s GCSE exams be delayed?

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The Government is considering delaying the 2021 GCSE exams in England due to concerns of lost learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department for Education is in discussions with Ofqual about moving exams back to give pupils more time to study for their GCSEs and A-levels.

Education experts have reported that the pandemic could set some students back as far as 12 months in their education, prompting pressure on schools to help get students caught up.

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Benefits of invigilating

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Invigilating personnel are a critical asset to exams to ensure the credibility of the assessment.

An invigilator conducts the examination process to ensure it is fair and so that cheat cannot take place.

What are the benefits of invigilating? This blog post explains.

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Benefits of proctoring: maintain exam integrity online

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Proctoring or invigilating students is imperative to the credibility of exams.

As education institutions across the spectrum turn to online learning, proctoring means that exams can also take place without the need of an exam hall or classroom base.

In the short term this is a practical solution during the coronavirus pandemic. In the long term, it reduces costs for both the educational setting and the student without affecting the credibility of the assessment.

What is proctoring and what are the benefits? This blog post explains.

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5 benefits of proctoring exams

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Many educational establishments and training bodies – including Oxford and Cambridge Universities – are moving exams online. However, with online exams, proctoring is more difficult.

It comes as Covid-19 has meant that pen and paper exams are often unfeasible, with laws permitting gatherings of multiple people as well as enforced school closures.

Proctoring, or invigilating, is the process of watching people take exams to ensure that they done not cheat. But what are the benefits of this, and how can you ensure that it is done online? This blog post explains.

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Coronavirus in schools: will summer exams go ahead?

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The coronavirus in schools has already forced 17 temporary closures in the UK. Across Italy, Japan and China, all schools are closed until further notice. Yesterday, Spain announced that schools in Madrid will close for two weeks.

You can follow updates on how coronavirus is affecting schools on our live blog here.

Though schools are remaining open in the UK in the short-term, there has been rumours of nation closures likely should the Government move to a delay stage of tackling the outbreak. But what could the crisis mean for the summer exam period? This blog post explains.

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On-screen assessments – are they the future?

Reading time: 3 minutes

A major on-screen assessments trial has recently been announced by AQA. Does this signify the realisation of the potential of online examinations and why is this?

Online learning and assessments have become increasingly popular since the pandemic and it has encouraged institutions to look at alternative ways of assessing learners.

Read More

Could next year’s GCSE exams be delayed?

Reading time: 2 minutes

The Government is considering delaying the 2021 GCSE exams in England due to concerns of lost learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Department for Education is in discussions with Ofqual about moving exams back to give pupils more time to study for their GCSEs and A-levels.

Education experts have reported that the pandemic could set some students back as far as 12 months in their education, prompting pressure on schools to help get students caught up.

Read More

Benefits of invigilating

Reading time: < 1 minute

Invigilating personnel are a critical asset to exams to ensure the credibility of the assessment.

An invigilator conducts the examination process to ensure it is fair and so that cheat cannot take place.

What are the benefits of invigilating? This blog post explains.

Read More

Benefits of proctoring: maintain exam integrity online

Reading time: 2 minutes

Proctoring or invigilating students is imperative to the credibility of exams.

As education institutions across the spectrum turn to online learning, proctoring means that exams can also take place without the need of an exam hall or classroom base.

In the short term this is a practical solution during the coronavirus pandemic. In the long term, it reduces costs for both the educational setting and the student without affecting the credibility of the assessment.

What is proctoring and what are the benefits? This blog post explains.

Read More

5 benefits of proctoring exams

Reading time: 2 minutes

Many educational establishments and training bodies – including Oxford and Cambridge Universities – are moving exams online. However, with online exams, proctoring is more difficult.

It comes as Covid-19 has meant that pen and paper exams are often unfeasible, with laws permitting gatherings of multiple people as well as enforced school closures.

Proctoring, or invigilating, is the process of watching people take exams to ensure that they done not cheat. But what are the benefits of this, and how can you ensure that it is done online? This blog post explains.

Read More

Coronavirus in schools: will summer exams go ahead?

Reading time: 3 minutes

The coronavirus in schools has already forced 17 temporary closures in the UK. Across Italy, Japan and China, all schools are closed until further notice. Yesterday, Spain announced that schools in Madrid will close for two weeks.

You can follow updates on how coronavirus is affecting schools on our live blog here.

Though schools are remaining open in the UK in the short-term, there has been rumours of nation closures likely should the Government move to a delay stage of tackling the outbreak. But what could the crisis mean for the summer exam period? This blog post explains.

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