In Training: World Education Summit 2023 in Luxor

Assessment has always been the biggest challenge in education, and it became a worldwide issue during the pandemic.
During The World Education Summit 2023 in Luxor last week, I joined as a guest speaker discussing Trends in Assessment, and Global Views on Student Capabilities along with fellow experts in the domain.
Considering the growing need for new educational tools and skills in an ever-changing world, the two-day conference focused on discussing the prospective changes in the field of education. The sessions were delightfully enriching, where we discussed different frameworks that enable schools to assess learners from an educational and standardized perspective, the new directions of global education, global citizenship in the local classroom, STEM education, and the latest trends in assessing students’ capabilities.

How Assesment changed in education after the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the way assessments are conducted in education. Here are a few ways in which assessment has changed:

Increased use of online assessments
With the shift to remote learning, assessments have moved online, and educators have had to find new ways to administer and proctor tests, quizzes, and exams. This has required new tools and technologies, such as online testing platforms, webcam proctoring, and AI-based plagiarism detection.
More emphasis on formative assessment
With the disruption caused by the pandemic, educators have had to adapt their teaching and assessments to meet students' changing needs. Formative assessments, which provide ongoing feedback to students during the learning process, have become more important as a way to monitor progress and adjust instruction accordingly.
Greater use of project-based assessments
Traditional assessments, such as multiple-choice tests, have their limitations in a remote learning environment. As a result, educators have turned to project-based assessments, which allow students to demonstrate their understanding through the completion of a project or assignment.
Increased focus on equity
The pandemic has highlighted existing inequities in education, and assessments are no exception. Educators are now more aware of the need to ensure that assessments are fair, valid, and reliable for all students, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances.
Overall, the pandemic has accelerated changes that were already underway in assessment practices, and educators will continue to adapt as the situation evolves.