Trial of new online exam successful

National, Normal

The National, Thursday June 20th, 2013

 AN online examination project that aims to avoid discrepancies in national exams has been successfully trialled, educationist John Kama says.   

The project was initiated by Kama’s company, Think Tank Quiz, and was tested at Mt Diamond Adventist Secondary School outside Port Moresby.

Kama said the online examination was a secured method that could be used by the Government in all schools to avoid cheating and maintain consistency in national exams.    

“A trial Grade 12 geography exam was done using the hi-tech set up on Tuesday this week and the results were incredible. The advantage of the online exam set up is that teachers can set all exam types and won’t have to worry about the tedious hours of marking as the computer will do all the marking for them as well as generate all the statistically results and reports of the exam for each student,” Kama said. 

The method was created last year and has received wide acknowledgement for its aim to prevent problems such as cheating, unecessary expenses, accuracy in marking of exams and limiting confusion and lawsuits that arise in instances of cheating.  

Mt Diamond is the first school in the country to use the method when it will jointly launch it next Wednesday at the school campus.