People beyond Australia will be interested to catch the news item “Phone a friend in exams”.
A SYDNEY girls’ school is redefining the concept of cheating by allowing students to “phone a friend” and use the internet and i-Pods during exams. Presbyterian Ladies’ College at Croydon is giving the assessment method a trial run with year 9 English students and plans to expand it to all subjects by the end of the year.
This is part of a pilot study to examine potential change in the ways in which the Higher School Certificate (HSC is the final pulic examination for all students in New South Wales) might be run.
Read more about it from Chris in The Truth is Out There.