Automated Proctors Watch Students. Now Senators Are Watching These Companies.

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Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a group of six Democratic senators sent letters last week to three proctoring companies—ExamSoft, Proctorio and ProctorU—inquiring about the technologies they use to monitor users, how they ensure accuracy and what steps they take to protect students’ privacy.

Online Cheating Isn’t Going Away. Use It as a Teachable Moment for Students and Educators

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And by actually creating environments where students can learn from the integrity violations, I think we’ll do more for our society than trying to lock down our schools so that students don't have the opportunity to cheat.” Students don’t see exams as part of learning, he added.

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Pushback Is Growing Against Automated Proctoring Services. But So Is Their Use

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Companies including ProctorU have long offered human test-watchers who sit in call centers and look in on test-takers through their webcams. You are assuming that students are trying to cheat—rather than assuming students are trying to learn and help them learn.”

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.