Who needs teachers when computers can mark exams?

Riddle, Stewart (2015) Who needs teachers when computers can mark exams? The Conversation, 4 May 2015. pp. 1-3.

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Early May would be incomplete without some NAPLAN controversy. This year’s comes from the announcement last week that the national exam sat by students across the country in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 is to be marked by computers in 2017. Part of the argument for moving to online marking is that it will decrease turnaround time from months to just weeks. While this is uncontroversial for multiple-choice-style tests, which have a correct answer, it is much more problematic when applied to creative writing.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2015 02:19
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 05:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: NAPLAN, literacy, education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
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