Reducing Unconscious Bias in Student Performance Evaluations With Teacher-Guided AI

Leveraging automation and moderation to promote equitable assessment

Introduction Student assessments are meant to evaluate work objectively based on rigorous rubrics, not preconceptions. However, unconscious biases related to race, gender, personality, and other factors can inadvertently creep into grading and distort results. While most teachers strive for impartiality, inherent biases make true objectivity difficult. Fortunately, advancements in artificial intelligence present new opportunities to supplement teacher grading with automated scoring algorithms that consistently apply criteria without biases. Automation can help surface and reduce unconscious prejudices. [Read More]

The Shifting Roles of a Singaporean Teacher Through the School Year

How educators balance instruction, assessment, and professional development over the academic calendar

Introduction A school year is a dynamic journey for teachers as they guide students through various stages of learning and development. Singaporean teachers in particular face unique curricular demands and schedules that shape their evolving roles over the academic calendar. From curriculum planning in the beginnings of the year to assessment peaks and professional development days peppered throughout, teachers cycle through different focuses while balancing consistency in their classrooms. This article will break down the phases and shifting priorities Singaporean teachers experience over the school year. [Read More]

How Technology is Democratizing Access to Quality Education in the Digital Era

Leveraging innovations like AI and cloud computing to deliver robust learning at scale

Introduction Education is meant to be a great equalizer that provides opportunities to all regardless of geography, background or means. However, lack of access and resources often prevents quality learning from reaching many students. Fortunately, advances in education technologies are helping bridge these gaps by democratizing access to exceptional instructional materials, platforms, and tools. Through innovations in areas like cloud computing, artificial intelligence, adaptive learning, and rich digital content, quality education is expanding its reach and becoming more inclusive. [Read More]