Senators ask online testing companies to address bias and privacy claims

EdScoop: Six Democratic senators on Thursday asked three leading online exam companies to address claims their online proctoring and remote-testing products violate student privacy, and are possibly biased against people of color and people with disabilities.

“We write regarding the privacy, accessibility, and equity of students and professionals using your testing software, and request information on the steps that your company has taken to protect the civil rights of students and ensure that ExamSoft is not creating barriers for students’ futures,” the senators wrote in a letter addressed to Sebastian Vos, the chief executive officer of ExamSoft.

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