Discussion of the prospects of using SAM tool for development of classroom assessment was held at EAOKO conference

On November 15, the Center for International Cooperation on Education Development (CICED), as part of the EAOKO conference in Minsk, organized a session devoted to discussing prospects of using SAM (Students ’Achievement Monitoring) for development of classroom assessment. The first speaker was Peter Nezhnov, the head of the SAM test development team, who presented its…

Test items development training was held as part of the EAOKO conference

On November 14 and 15, as part of the EAOKO conference, the Open Institute “Developing Education”, with the support of Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED), held a workshop for teachers devoted to the development of test items according to SAM (Students ’Achievement Monitoring) methodology. In the opening part of the educational module,…

IRSA study workgroup meeting

On November 13, 2019, a meeting of the International Research of Students Achievements (IRSA) cross-country study working group was held at the VIII annual international conference in frames of the EAOKO (Eurasian Association for Educational Assessment) at the scientific and methodological institution “National Institute of Education” of the Ministry of Education of Belarus. During the…

VIII annual international EAOKO conference was held is Minsk

The VIII annual international conference of the Eurasian Association for Educational Assessment (EAOKO) was held on November 14-15 in Minsk. Each year a conference topic concerning education assessment is selected according to its significance for partner countries. So, in 2018, the focus was on national exams. In 2019, the topic of the conference was school,…

Harry Patrinos speech on achievements and future of READ program

Harry Patrinos’ speech, World Bank Global Education Practice Manager for Europe and Central Asia, concluded the program of READ conference. It was devoted to sharing a vision of the contribution of READ (Russia Education Aid for Development) program to improving education in the world and trends affecting its future. According to him, the READ program…

World Bank representatives speak on READ program importance for education development

On November 6, at READ conference, World Bank representatives made presentations on how Russia Education Aid for Development (READ) program affects the development of education in the world and announced what World Bank plans to undertake in the future to improve it. Introductory remarks were made by Andrei Bokarev, Director of the Department of international…

READ partner countries representatives report on cooperation with the READ program

Center for International Cooperation on Education Development (CICED) held a session in frames of READ conference, at which representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan shared experience and results achieved by their countries in the course of cooperation with READ (Russia Education Aid for Development) program. Participants of the discussion noted that developing countries are…

Reforming examinations: READ partner countries share experience

Representatives from Russia, Armenia, Tajikistan, and Ethiopia shared their experience in reforming examinations at READ conference. The session was opened by Viktor Bolotov, academic director of the Center for Psychometrics and Measurements in Education, HSE Institute of Education, with a presentation on the development and implementation of the Unified State Exam (USE) in Russian Federation.…

“Public examinations examined” book presented at READ conference

On November 5, Vincent Greaney, a member of the READ Program Expert Council, presented the book “Public examinations examined”, which was published under the sponsorship of the World Bank. The content of the book is a summary of 20 years of author’s experience at improving and reforming of countries’ examination systems in Eastern Europe, Asia,…

“Best Classroom Assessment Practices-2019” contest awardees shared experience at READ conference

On November 5, winners of the international competition “Practices of Classroom Assessment-2019” organized with the support of the Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED) shared experience at the READ conference. Tatyana Konovalenko from Samara region presented the technology of working with research projects of students containing embedded elements of classroom assessment. Tatyana Borisenko…

Bill Boyle: transforming education through formative teaching, learning and assessment

One of the objectives of the READ Program has always been to search for and disseminate the world’s best educational practices and research. The READ-2019 conference provided an opportunity to meet one of the world’s leading experts in the field of formative assessment and training – Professor Bill Boyle. From 1989 to 2014, he was…

Use of results of monitoring for improvement of education quality: case of Students’ Achievement Monitoring

Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED) presented a series of reports on the use of monitoring research materials for the development of education in the framework of READ Program conference held in Moscow. Petr Nezhnov, head of the SAM (Test ’Achievement Monitoring) development team, presented the history, purpose, features and development prospects of this…

READ Conference: MA and PhD programs developed with the support of the Program

The X international conference of READ Program, which was held on November 5-6 in Moscow, opened with reports by Elena Kardanova and Elena Lenskaya on the development and prospects of MA and PhD programs created and implemented with the support of READ. During the presentation, E. Kardanova, head of the program for psychometric research and…

READ program plays crucial role in global effort to eliminate learning poverty

November 6-7 2019 a conference convened on the tenth anniversary of the READ (Russian Education Aid for Development) Program was held in Moscow. Experts from around the world convened to reflect on global progress and to reemphasize the continuing need for improved learning assessment systems to effectively combat Learning Poverty. “The world is facing an increasingly…

Study tour to OECD and UNESCO IIEP in frames of READ program

October 2-4 2019 experts of the Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED) took part in a study tour: “Learning assessments: How to use data for policy making purposes?” that was organized in frames of READ program and with support from READ Trust Fund and READ RAS. The event was held at the headquarters of OECD (Organization for…

Participation in international projects

General education quality analysis/diagnosis framework (GEQAF) Both developed and developing countries are well aware of the quality crisis in global education and its development consequences. The global UNESCO Education For All agenda has also identified quality as requiring attention. UNESCO Member States have therefore overwhelmingly called on the Secretariat to redouble its technical support for…

Study tours and educational events

CICED organizes study-tours to partner organizations and educational institutions in READ countries. Study tours help to gain knowledge about educational system and standards of READ countries, modern trends in assessment utilized by leading organizations, stimulate knowledge and experience exchange. In 2017 group of Russian experts has attended short term overview course at the Word Bank…

CICED Annual International Conference

CICED annual conference is a platform for experience and opinions exchange among specialists from CIS countries and Russia. By organizing conference CICED initiates lively discussions on the topics of the application and use of the technologies for educational assessment, developed by Russian and international experts, conducted workshops and lectures by leaders in assessment, presents modern…

Research Contests

In 2016 CICED launched  series of the contests of research projects and assessment practices and approaches that are already in place and show good results. The target audience is: teachers and methodologists, specialists of regional testing and assessment centers, students and PhD students, teachers and lecturers. In 2017 CICED launched the contest for teachers and…

CICED’s online learning platform

CICED has established distant learning platform at learn.ciced.ru to conduct short term training and courses. The educational platform utilizes the modern tools for effective distance learning. Likewise internationally recognized educational platforms (Coursera, etc.) CICED’s distant learning is practice oriented and provides free access to everybody who is interested in receiving knowledge and skills on the new trends…

Small Grants Program

The Small Grants Program (SGP) was developed together with the READ RAS. It was launched in 2009 and was run six times. The main goal of SGP is the development of expert capacity in the sphere of education quality assessment and educational management in the Russian Federation and CIS countries. The program is financed by…