As countries such as the UK, India and Australia decided to cancel exams at various levels due to COVID-19, the pandemic sparked a broader discussion around examination and whether alternative assessments may be more effective. This blog by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report looks at the various arguments around high-stakes examinations and how we might shift away from these assessments in light of COVID-19.


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This blog is hosted by the team working on the GEM Report, an editorially independent, authoritative and evidence-based annual report published by UNESCO. Its mandate is to monitor progress towards the education targets in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.