New Zealand: NCEA exams delayed after school closures

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced that the start of National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) exams will be postponed from November 6 to November 16.The last exam will now be on December 9 instead of December 2. Source: NZ Herald

Equitable Exams During COVID-19

Changes instructors should consider in administering and grading exams during COVID-19. Pamela Chui Kadakia and Allan A. Bradshaw offer some approaches to consider in light of the sudden changes this spring as instructors begin to design, administer and score final assessments. Source:

Coronavirus: India’s education minister aims to ‘save’ academic year

Dr Nishank, head of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, confirmed that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), admissions exams for technology and medicine programmes, would be held in July and August. Source: Times Higher Education (THE)

How to discourage student cheating on online exams

The question implies that online education lacks the quality and integrity of face-to-face instruction — that it is just more cheatable. That isn’t true, and the underlying assumption runs counter to research, risks stigmatizing all students as cheaters, shifts the pedagogical focus away from developmental teaching and learning and toward a fixation on punitive measures, and wastes an opportunity for a more reflective approach to online assignment and assessment design. Source: Inside Higher Education

The impact of COVID-19 on education and assessment

In higher education many universities and colleges are replacing traditional exams with online assessment tools. This is a new area for both teachers and students, and assessments will likely have larger measurement error than usual. Source: VOX, CEPR Policy Portal