New Zealand trials online exam for first time

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A digital exam run by the New Zealand Qualification Authority has been disrupted by a computer glitch.
Over 3600 students were completing their NCEA English exam online when the glitch occurred.
This was the first time students could complete an NCEA exam using computers instead of books.
Just over two hours in, a computer glitch froze the screen for more than 20 minutes before it was cleared and students could get on with the exam.
NZQA said the issue was fixed within 10 minutes and the exam was extended to make up any time lost.
NZQA have the aim of all exams being completed online by 2020 but currently, this doesn’t look realistic.

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