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…

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…

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…

Opportunities for continuing education under the READ Program

In the framework of the XVI International Scientific and Practical Conference “Tendencies of Education Development”, held from 14 to 16 February 2019 at the Moscow School for Social and Economic Sciences, CICED highlighted the opportunities for improving the qualifications of teachers and researchers in the field of education quality assessment, developed under the Russia Education…

A lesson with built-in diagnostics – a new technique with adaptive classroom assessment of the quality of education

In the framework of the XVI International Scientific and Practical Conference “Tendencies of Education Development”, held from 14 to 16 February 2019 at the Moscow School for Social and Economic Sciences, CICED highlighted the opportunities for improving the qualifications of teachers and researchers in the field of education quality assessment, developed under the Russia Education…

Development of the Student Achievement Monitoring SAM

In the framework of the XVI International Scientific and Practical Conference “Tendencies of Education Development”, held from 14 to 16 February 2019 at the Moscow School for Social and Economic Sciences, CICED highlighted the opportunities for improving the qualifications of teachers and researchers in the field of education quality assessment, developed under the Russia Education…

CICED session at EAOKO conference

The CICED session was organized within the framework of the EAOKO VII Annual International Conference “Assessment of the quality of education at different levels”, which was held in Dushanbe in October 2018.   The speakers were the leading Russian experts, specialists from the Moscow City University, the Open Institute “Developing Education” and the Russian Academy…

SAM assessment tool publications

The manual and the book on assessment tool that measures subject competencies of school students of SAM have been published.   Tests of SAM (Student Achievements Monitoring) in educational practice. Author: Nezhnov P.G. The manual is devoted to the system to monitor educational results, called SAM (Student Achievements Monitoring). The book is addressed to teachers,…

Study-tour to CITO

On 22-24 of May a group of experts from READ countries visited CITO, Netherlands in order to participate in a short intensive course on educational assessment. The study-tour to CITO was organized by the Center for International Cooperation in Education Development CICED with support from READ RAS team. In 2018 CITO – the institute for…

Building Evidence in Education working group

On April 12-13, 2018 in the city of Billund (Denmark) a meeting of the working group Building Evidence in Education was held, active participation was made by the representatives of CICED. With the development of national education systems throughout the world, projects focusing on the early child development of the child are of great importance.…

Russian Training Center working meeting

The working meeting of the partners of the new launched Russian Training Center (RTC) took place in Moscow office of the World Bank. Meeting was participated by representatives of Moscow higher School for Economic and Social Sciences, eNano, open institute “Developing education”, Moscow State Pedagogical University, CICED, World Bank. The agenda of the meeting was…

12-year education to become compulsory in Armenia

Until now, Armenia has had a 9-year compulsory education system. However, under a new provision made in the Law on General Education, a 12-year education system will become compulsory in Armenia. According to Ashot Arshakyan, the Head of the Public Education Department at the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, the 12-year compulsory education…

Small Grants Program winners

Dear participants of the Small Grants Program 2017! We are happy to announce the winners. The following projects became winners: 1, “Assessment competency improvement for teachers of Russia and Tajikistan” 2. “Developing a framework of school effectiveness in the context of Kazakhstan” 3. “Indicators of the development of students cognitive interests as parameters of quality…