EFF Special Advisor Cory Doctorow chairs a webinar for the ACM's US Technology Policy Committee entitled "Policy, Profit, Privacy, and Privilege: The Post-Pandemic Future of Remote Testing Technology":
Last year's pandemic-prompted lockdown disrupted institutions of every kind, none more profoundly than schools, and vaulted many commercial technologies already in use to prominence. While online meeting software like Zoom took center stage, a host of remote testing administration (RTA) products also were perhaps less noticeably deployed by educators to proctor tests at almost every grade level more than ever before. As widely reported, however, profound issues of these systems' accuracy, security, and fundamental fairness to less-advantaged students rapidly surfaced and have yet to be resolved. Don't miss this timely, deep dive discussion into these and other related concerns raised by RTAs, and what their future will or should be, with a stellar panel of USTPC and outside experts.