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Schools have cleared the online-classroom entrance. But the real test lies in exams and assessments.

With classrooms going online, schools are struggling to put in place frameworks for a variety of functions, ranging from maintaining attendance to monitoring student participation. But the hardest nuts to crack have been online examinations and assessments. Here’s how schools and ed-tech players are going about it.
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debleena-majumdar
15 Jul 2020 6 Mins Read 1 comments
Students of Class 10 and 12 check their board exam results at Chetna Kanya Vidyalaya, in Salarpur Village, Noida on June 27. Getty Images
Students of Class 10 and 12 check their board exam results at Chetna Kanya Vidyalaya, in Salarpur Village, Noida on June 27.
“It’s been two months since classes have been moved online. When do you think the term exams will be conducted?” read a worried parent’s recent post on a private school’s WhatsApp group. After a day or two, the school authorities informed her that the exams would be held online in late July and students would be given some extra time
brisk economic activity. With the pandemic crippling many families financially, schools like Malhotra’s are feeling the pinch. But worse, millions of students in state-run schools will be left staring at a bleak future if technology solutions and the necessary infrastructure to facilitate online learning and online examinations are not made affordable. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)
“It’s been two months since classes have been moved online. When do you think the term exams will be conducted?” read a worried parent’s recent post on a private school’s WhatsApp group. After a day or two, the school authorities informed her that the exams would be held online in late July and students would be given some extra time brisk economic activity. With the pandemic crippling many families financially, schools like Malhotra’s are feeling the pinch. But worse, millions of students in state-run schools will be left staring at a bleak future if technology solutions and the necessary infrastructure to facilitate online learning and online examinations are not made affordable. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)

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