Students should be allowed to undertake their Year 12 testing on a computer, an online poll suggests, as thousands start their final exam block today.
Most of the state's 13,557 students who sit the exams, will tackle them with pen and paper, without technology other than calculators.
But 47 per cent of 904 respondents to an adelaidenow survey say all students should have the option to type or write answers. A further 8 per cent said students should type their exams, not write them.
State Education Minister Grace Portolesi said technology had changed the way the department approached teaching and learning and this potentially might include introducing the use of computers in exams.
"Sitting exams is an important but often stressful part of the SACE for students and I'm always keen to hear suggestions on how we can help students more during this time," she said.
"I am happy to consider the use of computers into the future but we need to ensure the process remains fair and equitable for students when any changes are made."
Other survey results show 76.4 per cent say students should not be allowed to sit more than one exam a day and 57 per cent say pupils should spend the entire year preparing for exams.
While some language subject exams were held a fortnight ago, the majority will be held in the next two weeks, including English Studies and Arabic (beginners) at 9am today.
Source: Adelaide Now
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