IS IT TIME TO RADICALLY CHANGE HOW WE EVALUATE STUDENTS AND EXAMS?
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing schools all over the country to turn to online classes and blended examination methods, there have been criticism about the whole idea. “Critics point out that an online exam leaves students with patchy internet connections at a huge disadvantage — earlier this year, there were reports about a group of students from Mizoram trekking 10 kilometres through the forests to find an internet connection stable enough to write their exams online,” write Prof Mahesh Menon and Prof Abhishek Chakravarty from Sai University, for The Print.
In the article, the professors talk about India’s obsession with online proctoring of exams and how the need for it stems from how we evaluate students. The professors also stress on the need for a new model of evaluation give examples of successful online evaluation models from around the world.