High-stakes examinations and large-scale learning assessments in times of emergencies and crises: NEQMAP 2020 thematic review

Auteur(s) : Magno, Carlo

Organisation(s): UNESCO Office Bangkok and Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific

Publisher(s): UNESCO Office Bangkok; UNESCO

Date: 2020

Pages: 11 p.


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education across the globe leading countries to adapt how they administer and manage high-stakes examinations and large-scale learning assessments. This thematic review describes the measures that countries have taken, in terms of policies and practices, when learning assessments are disrupted by emergencies and crises. The review explains the specific adjustments made in the conduct of large-scale assessments that includes scheduling arrangements, modality of the assessments, safety measures and precautions and content modifications.

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