Students can take diploma exam online
Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:38 pm
ROCKY VIEW SCHOOLS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL SOON HAVE THE OPTION TO COMPLETE DIPLOMA EXAMS ONLINE AND AT DIFFERENT TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THANKS TO A DECISION ANNOUNCED BY PREMIER ALISON REDFORD, MAY 7.
“I think the online diploma exam makes a lot of sense with today’s learner,” said Rocky View Schools Superintendent of Schools Greg Bass.
Piloting of the new online exams is scheduled to begin in Alberta in the fall of 2014, with all diploma exam sessions to be offered electronically by the fall of 2017.
“Students have repeatedly told us that they want to be able to learn at their own pace and have more flexibility in how their learning is assessed,” said Alberta Education Minister Jeff Johnson.
“Moving to digital diploma exams is a key part of our overall shift towards the personalized and innovative learning approaches envisioned through Inspired Learning.”
The online diploma exams will allow students the flexibility to complete the exam when they choose to and aligns with the new high school flexibility approach announced May 8.
“It’s about a more efficient use of time,” Bass said of students having the ability to write exams when they are ready to instead of waiting until the scheduled time at the end of the semester.