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Should I be adjusting my interpretations of assessment results according to the impact that the pandemic may be having?

Posted on: 17 May 2021 at 11:50 SAST

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With us in the midst of a global pandemic, remote administration of assessment has become the norm (at least in industry). Despite being met with resilience and innovation, remote implementation had many challenges, notably shifting the logistics, financial burden and accountability onto the test-taker. In addition, when implementing remote testing, considerations of supervised and unsupervised testing need to be considered in terms of flexibility, control, test-taker comfort, standardisation, costs, ethical concerns and crisis management. As a result, Mandy Wigdorowitz, Pakeezah Rajab, Tasneem Hassem and Neziswa Titi question whether results should be interpreted with reflection and caution, since the pandemic has also led to an increase in psychological distress in addition to the unique contextual challenges that South Africans already face. Follow this link to download the full text.

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