Challenges of traditional summative assessment in remote teaching and learning

Share challenges of traditional summative assessment in remote teaching and learning

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I once worked with Measurement Services Division in my country and one of the challenges of summative assessment at the national level (in administering end of year National Examinations) was CHEATING. Either the examination papers were leaked between the exit points from the head office to the province office and to the schools (so students had answers to the questions prior to the exam date) or students copied from each other during the exam time.

Cheating trends were often noticed during the marking sessions and such students were often penalized by non-issuance of their certificates.

We now have a monitoring system in place so this situation has greatly improved.

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Cheating has a higher tendency to occur. My country had a greater issue with national examinations got off to the hands of students well before they sat for the examination papers. I was teaching in the province and the very first students to receive the leak examination papers are those in the town/city. It become disadvantage for students of remote and rural schools. Till now I did not sure whether there was a system in place to counter that issue or not in my country.

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We have the same issue. Till now, our ministry of education is struggling to curb the leakage of national examination papers before the examination weeks.

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