[AI] Examinations

e renuka renukawarriar at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 01:30:26 EDT 2010


On Mon, 2010-09-06 at 21:41 +0530, Swasti Mathur wrote:
> hello madam,
> my views are as follows:
> first of all to reduce dependability of vi candidates on scribes for 
> appearing in exams, where ever possible use of assistive technology must 
> be laid amphysis.
> for eg., few management exams are now conducted on line. as these are 
> computer based exams, it is very practical to make use of jaws or other 
> screen readers. such exams also overcome the hinderence of bias by 
> examiner towards Vi candidates either too libral or too harsh as pointed 
> by one of our friend. these technological advancements must be accomodated.
> secondly, There should not be any stringint rules to be complied with 
> while arranging for a writer. in place of it, invigilator in charge 
> should be very dedicated towards his/her duty because many times i came 
> across people who take a very good writer and they themselves dont do 
> anything other than sitting and in place the entire paper is solved by 
> the scribe. such practises are dubious raising serious questions on the 
> capability of entire vi community. people tends to develop a mallaicious 
> tendency towards us. most of the time invigilators are not found on the 
> duty or sitting there and engaging themselves in some other chores. they 
> should be very alert and see that upto what extent scribe is assisting 
> the candidate. is candidate herself is answering questions or they are 
> ansered by writer? this practice also act as a partiality against other 
> vi candidates.
> writer should be always from the same field or must be assosiated with 
> the subject concerning the examination for which a vi candidate is 
> appearing.
> writer must be in no case be arranged by the body conducting exams. this 
> must entirely lie in the domain of vi candidate appearing for exam.
> questions of pictorial presentations must in every case be replaced by 
> theoritical questions. in many examinations there is no such provision 
> like in management exams. these exams have complex data to be interpreted.
> as i am aiming at CAT, FMS, XAT, SNAP etc. inclusion of screen readers 
> will be a very cozy step in this direction.
> hope my opinions will add to this bettle against present dogmas.
> regards
> swasti Mathur
> Sandeep Gautam wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > the problem of a scribe is common to all VI people who are student or 
> > appearing for one or other exam (either for job etc.)
> > I know one person, who is a  graduate from very reputed college in 
> > Delhi and speaks very fluent, impressive, correct and intelligent 
> > English. but, when he is told to type a paper, he even don't know the 
> > spelling of "that" and other so simple words. .
> > this was because he studied from audio material and with the help of 
> > readers and got high colours with the help of a intelligent scribe.
> > This draws very bad image for VI person as it shows VI persons got 
> > pass in high colours due to the efficiency of good scribe ( although 
> > opposite cases are also there).
> >
> > I say, why we depend on good or bad writer?
> > why we depend on his/her (writer) understanding or knowledge of 
> > spellings?
> >
> > When we use JAWS or Talks to access machines or informations by our 
> > own without any scribe, then, why we need a scribe to evaluate our 
> > capability and academic knowledge?
> >
> > We should have a simple and single law to use a computer 
> > (desktop/laptop) to appear any exam and, diagram and figure questions 
> > should be replaced with equally weighted theory questions.
> >
> > one practical difficulty appears in my mind that how examiner will 
> > respond to the computer typed answer sheets because it is clear from 
> > the answer sheet that this is of a VI candidate ( he could be too 
> > liberal or too rigid).
> >
> > bye
> > Sandeep G
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