Overview and methodology Since 2016, the Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED) has been implementing the research project called International Research of Students’ Achievements (IRSA Project). The core objective of the project was defined as “to conduct cross-country research aimed at determining factors related to educational achievements in math among primary school students”.…
Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences has launched a new degree program called Master in Educational Assessment and Testing with support of the READ TRUST FUND Program. This is the first program of its kind in Armenia that will provide specialized training in the field of educational assessment. The goal of this…
From March 18 to March 22, a study visit to Moscow, supported by the World Bank, enabled delegations from Armenia, India, Mongolia, Nepal, Tajikistan and Vietnam (consisting of these countries’ representatives from their Ministries of Education, Universities and National Assessment Centres) to get acquainted with Russian universities’ experience in the development of graduate level programs…
Finalized the analysis of the pilot results of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) in Mathematics for Armenia’s Unified Entrance Examination (UEE)
Obtained licensing for the finalized package of the Master’s program in Educational Assessment from the Ministry of Education and Science.
Conducted faculty development training for 22 university professors in Classroom Assessment and 19 professors in Measurement and Testing.
Participated in a study visit to Cito in the Netherlands.
Conducted a study visit by the Armenia Testing Center staff to the National Examination and Assessment Center in Georgia to learn from their experience of introducing CBT
Initiated first international consultancy to Armenia on developing a Master’s program in educational assessment in Armenia
Two workshops designed for pre-service teachers were piloted with 45 university lecturers and another workshop designed for in-service teachers was piloted with 25 Armenian teachers.
Delegations from Armenia’s Ministry of Education and other key agencies have participated in a number of international events on assessment, including the 2011 READ Global Conference, the 2012 READ Regional Workshop, the 2012 and 2013 IAEA Conferences, and the 2012 and 2013 EAOKO Conferences
Development of a training course/module on Classroom Assessment and Examinations for pre- and in-service teachers and production of 2 reports, in Armenia.
Armenia joined READ Program
Completion of the SABER—Student Assessment benchmarking exercise and final report approved by Ministry of Education officials (in Armenia)
Strong leadership and support demonstrated by the participation of a five-member delegation from Armenia’s Ministry of Education, including the Vice Minister, in the 2011 READ Global Conference in Germany