Computer based exam failure and success

Computer based exam failure and success

We believe that computer based exams for GCSE and A levels are a big part of the future. So it is useful for us to see where the computer based exams are in both professional and secondary school environments.

Along with the hiccups and troubles they are having as they deploy the process.

Here is a previous blog on computer based exams and access.

Nearly 3,000 South Australian students has their own Year 12 psychology exams due to an "unforeseen technical issue".

The exam was in 90 minutes into the 120-minute exam when the computers began to crashed.

"I'd already finished and was just checking my answers … then it completely crashed, and wouldn't let me submit," said one of the exam candidates .

Professor Martin Westwell, the head of Australia exam board said they were investigating what had happened across the 164 exam centres.

"We apologise to all students that they didn't get the experience we had planned for today," Martin said.

30 per cent of the 2,720 exam candidates overall psychology result or their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

The result of this mistake is the scores will be aggregated. Similar when exams get cancelled. I.e fill in with a "predicted grade from their teacher"

Professor Westwell goes on to defend the process.

saying the combined score will be an accurate reflection of students' efforts.

"Our derived result process is better than using teachers' predicted mark alone," Professor Westwell said.

"Our analysis has shown that if we had used this method last year, 97 per cent of students would receive a final subject grade that either matched or was within one grade increment of their actual grade, for example from B to B+." This shows that the computer based exams can provide at least one part of the exams with ease. While developing a range of CBE to complete the set.