For the first time LSAT India is getting into proctored examination. Can you explain what is proctored examination and how it bode well for the future of ed tech and the student comfort?
In these extraordinary times we've been forced to go online for the lSAT India and I think it's going to have certain advantages for our test takers because they don't have to worry about exposing themselves or their family by having to go out into the world as they can take the test from the comfort of their home so that's certainly the biggest benefit. The biggest concern of an online home test is malpractice or misconduct. People think that in the online exam it would be easier to cheat and there will be lots is misconduct and I understand that concern it's certainly something that we've thought of a lot about but I think the concern is overblown because if you think about the difference between sitting in a classroom with 20-40 people with one or two Proctor's or invigilator in the room versus sitting in front of your computer where a machine is watching you and you only and everything you do for the entire time. It doesn't get distracted or tired and will flag any kind of suspicious behavior for review by a human, someone of our experts. I think in some sense it is actually going to be quite difficult to get away with any kind of misconduct so I do understand that concern. Our partners at Pearson VUE have a really sophisticated online technological platform that we are going to be using and I am looking forward to seeing how the students benefit from it.
Dr. Jason Dickenson
Director, India Testing- Law School Admission Council (LSAC)