CICED issued its latest newsletter

Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED) has recently issued its newsletter that overviews important events concerning education around the world for its subscribers. The new issue includes information on the new UN training programs, international organizations reports on global education issues and CICED’s own news. The newsletter (in Russian) is available here.

IRSA project participants will present its concept and outcomes at CIES-2020

IRSA project participants will present its concept and outcomes at CIES-2020

As a part of the poster session at CIES-2020 Annual Conference CICED representatives and researchers from participating countries will present concept, implementation process and mid-term results of the International Research of Students’ Achievements (IRSA). IRSA is focused on education quality improvement through regular thorough monitoring of student’s achievements in mathematics and determining their relationship with…

CICED experts will participate at CIES-2020 conference

The annual conference of Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) will be held on 22-26 of March 2020 in Miami. The theme for the CIES-2020 is  what environmental changes and their political, economic and social consequences entail for education.  During the roundtable discussion, organized by CICED, experts from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will deliver…

“Measuring math self-concept among middle schoolers: questionnaire development and validation”: CICED expert’s article at PME&Yandex conference proceedings

At the end of December 2019 conference papers of “Technology and psychology for Mathematics Education” conference were published. The event was organized jointly by International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) and Yandex. The head of CICED Center for Evaluation and Research in Education Natalya Lebedeva took part at this event with an…

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…

How to use standardized assessment results to improve learning in Mongolia? Key takeaways from the Guatemala workshop on student learning assessment

Kenglin Lai Assessment of student learning is essential to improving learning outcomes. While implementing assessments and getting results are the necessary first steps on the journey to improvement, turning those results into real actionable steps is what will actually impact children and their learning. On behalf of the World Bank’s Mongolia education team, on July…

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…

READ 2 Reimbursable Advisory Services (RAS) Program Update

The READ 2 RAS Program continues to expand the support of Russia’s capacity and expertise. Since its launch, the program has supported the introduction of a Doctoral Degree Program in Educational Measurement and Evaluation, a Master of Arts Degree Program in Education Quality, training programs in education quality, and a Small Grants Program. Over the…

Yerevan State University of Languages and Social Sciences selected 11 students for the newly developed Master’s program

There program has two streams – Educational Measurement and Testing and Education Research. On September 9, 2019 the first students began classes. Six of the 11 enrolled graduate students are acting school principals. The full-time program accommodates the working school principals by offering late afternoon classes, allowing the entire cohort to go through the program…

GAML 6 meeting was held August 27-28 in Erevan

CICED representatives have participated at Sixth Meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) that was held in Erevan, Armenia. The event’s agenda included such issues as review of the “Education 2030” program implementation progress; assessment and making recommendations on criteria to develop learning targets; exchange on challenges in reporting and validating learning assessment…

Nepal organized capacity-building workshops for education experts and teachers

During July 22-27, 2019, three capacity-building workshops were conducted for 60 education experts and teachers on developing and incorporating higher-ability questions for the subjects of Science, Math, and English into the Secondary Education Examination (SEE). These workshops were organized as follow-up to a 5-day training in 2018 in order to reiterate the presentation of higher-ability…

CICED presented the Russian education quality assessment tools and the READ program at the International Symposium in Bulgaria

10-14 June 2019 an International Symposium “30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall” organized by Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) in the frame of “Glocal education in practical terms: teaching, research and citizenship” international meeting took place at Pomorie, Bulgaria. It was also part of XVII BCES Conference 2019. The symposium has become…

UNESCO Forum for Education for Sustainable Development to be held in July 2019 in Vietnam

The topic of UNESCO Forum on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education will be ‘Learning and Teaching for Peaceful and Sustainable Societies: From early childhood to primary and secondary education’. The UNESCO Forum will focus on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), two key programs to reach Target 4.7…

SDG 4 Data Book: GLOBAL EDUCATION INDICATORS 2019

This publication presents global monitoring indicators used by countries and the international development community to monitor progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on education. The indicators were offered by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), based on the latest data available. The indicators presented in this publication are based on UIS data for…

Cambodia developed 18 classroom assessment guidebooks for lower-secondary school teachers for the six priority subjects

Cambodia developed 18 classroom assessment guidebooks for lower-secondary school teachers for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels for the six priority subjects, namely Khmer, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and History. The guidebooks help teachers conduct classroom assessments in accordance with the NLSA and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), in which Cambodia is due to…

Trends Shaping Education 2019

We present the latest edition of “Trends Shaping Education 2019” study carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) Have you ever wondered if education plays an important role in preparing our civilization for an artificial intelligence age? Or whether climate change can impact on our schools, families and society? “Trends Shaping…

PISA for development – a milestone on the road to better learning outcomes

For many countries, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has become a crucial instrument to measure proficiency of pupils at the end of lower secondary education. Formerly, however, only few lower-income countries have participated in this exercise. That means there’s a huge lack of international benchmark for how well students are performing at what is,…

International cooperation in the field of education quality assessment

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…

READ 2 Reimbursable Advisory Services (RAS) Program Update

The READ 2 RAS Program continues supporting Russia in building the capacity of its experts and researchers in measuring and improving the quality of education. Since its launch, the Program has supported the introduction of a Doctoral Degree Program in Educational Measurement and Evaluation, a Master of Arts Degree Program in Education Quality, training programs…

How countries use their international large-scale assessment results

International Perspectives by Marguerite Clarke – How countries use their international large-scale assessment results: The example of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Large-scale assessments of educational achievement are key to understanding the overall performance of an education system and the factors driving this performance. International large-scale assessments have the added benefit of…

Classroom Assessment: Taking the First Steps Towards Improved Teaching and Learning in Tajikistan

Like many countries, Tajikistan has embarked on ambitious education sector reforms to provide opportunities for younger generations to succeed and to ensure the social, economic, and political development of the country. As part of these reforms, Tajikistan is transitioning to competency-based 2 education, introducing changes to the design and implementation of the school curriculum and…