Online Assessment and Diverse Learners

Online assessment involves the use of the Internet to deliver tests and other assessments to individuals whose performance is being evaluated. Various features of assessments, including the conditions under which they are administered, have been associated with different outcomes for diverse learners. This entry reviews the features of online assessments most closely associated with differential effects on diverse learners.

The Rise of Online Assessment

The use of online assessments is rising in all areas. This rise appears to be related to several parallel trends. First, the spread of Internet access is bringing the possibility of online interaction to individuals, families, and institutions. Second, there is a general movement toward greater reliance on online interactions for all manner of business and government activity both as a way to ...

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