Monday, July 13, 2009

Written exams to be replaced by on-line tests?

Written exams are to be replaced by continual online testing to help pupils with 'exam phobia', a senior education figure has revealed.

Traditional GCSE and A-level exams could disappear within 10 to 15 years, according to Simon Lebus, chief executive of Cambridge Assessment. 

And instead of three-hour written exams, pupils would undergo computer assessment.

Lebus said the new age of testing was not 'science fiction' as exam boards were investing millions of pounds into developing the new technology. More...

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