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Should we still be talking about assessment and testing of our students during remote learning? Are we still applying the same expectations and rules for our students in the completion of assessment whilst they are submitting work online?

As more and more schools around the globe consider the prospect of students continuing remote learning until June, I have seen many teachers and school management across a range of social media platforms asking – what about assessment and reporting? How do I test my students and know that they are not cheating or being dishonest? How can I still administer a test under test-conditions? But the more posts and discussions I read about this; I am starting to wonder if we are asking the wrong questions, or if there are better questions to ask. Could we more usefully ask – What is the primary purpose assessment serves?

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