More trials before switch to electronic marking of exam scripts

File photo of students checking their A-level result slips in Nanyang Junior College, on Feb 23, 2018.
File photo of students checking their A-level result slips in Nanyang Junior College, on Feb 23, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

The marking of answer papers for national examinations taken in Singapore, such as the A levels, could be carried out electronically in future.

The Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) believes having markers go through digitised versions of the hard copies will reduce the risk of scripts being lost or stolen, as well as cut the time taken to count them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2018, with the headline 'More trials before switch to electronic marking of exam scripts'. Subscribe