As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of over 90 per cent of the world’s schools and required the imposition of strict social distancing measures, ministries of education everywhere had to rethink how to make these kinds of high stakes decisions about their students’ futures, including the extent to which examinations could be retained as part of the decision-making process. This blog explores the approach of exam cancellations.
Measuring children and youth’s levels of learning during school closures is critical, yet challenging to assess remotely. This Center for Global Development blog shares 5 five practical tips for phone-based assessments of learning.
Optimizing Assessment For All: Assessment as a Stimulus for Scaling 21st Century Skills in Education Systems
This report outlines the work of the Optimizing Assessment for All project at Brookings to strengthen education systems' capacity to integrate 21st century skills into teaching and learning, using assessment as a lever for changing classroom practices.