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…

Expert interview with Marguerite Clarke, Senior Education Specialist, World Bank

Expert interview withMarguerite Clarke, Senior Education Specialist, World Bank Interviewers: Kumar Vivek, Pradyumna Bhattacharjee Q. Several schools of thought exist around the purposes of assessments (let’s call them “assessment principles”). How real, and how stark, in your opinion, are the differences between these philosophies? A. I don’t think it is stark or divisive, but there…

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…

Vietnam: project activities and upcoming achievements

“Promoting Capacity for Fair, Aligned, and Effective Assessment” Focal Areas • Enhancing stakeholder capacity to use assessment data to improve teaching and learning • High-stakes examination program reform • Training and professional development of teachers in classroom assessment practices October – December 2018 Achievements • Developed an overall work plan of the review of Senior…

Tajikistan: project activities and upcoming achievements

 “Strengthening the Classroom Assessment System” Focal Area • Enhancing classroom assessment practices nationwide October – December 2018 Achievements • Trained 50 pilot teachers for the teacher training program using the Classroom Assessment package, which included training modules for in-service teacher training and a teachers’ guide • Collected and analyzed baseline student learning assessment data •…

Why PISA for Development is so important

Bring to your attention on Marguerite Clarke’s article “Why PISA for Development is so important”/ The auther explores the impact of PISA-D in light of the release of the PISA-D results of the seven countries that participated in the initial pilot. As you may recall, during the years 2013 and 2014, the READ 1 Trust Fund…

Nepal: project activities and upcoming achievements

“Strengthening Assessment and Examination Systems in Nepal’s School Sector” Focal Areas • Enhancing stakeholder capacity to use assessment data to improve teaching and learning • High-stakes examination program reform October – December 2018 Achievements • Prepared a detailed timeline for the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) standardization process • Prepared item writing manuals for Grade 10…

Mongolia: project activities and upcoming achievements

“Support to Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Assessments” Focal Areas • Enhancing stakeholder capacity to use assessment data to improve teaching and learning • Training and professional development of teachers in use of classroom assessment practices October – December 2018 Achievements • Rolled out teacher training in use of classroom assessment practices around acquisition of…

Kyrgyz Republic: project activities and upcoming achievements

“Strengthening Student Assessment for Improved Learning” Focal Areas • Enhancing stakeholder capacity to use assessment data to improve teaching and learning • High-stakes examination program reform • Training and professional development of teachers in use of classroom assessment practices October – December 2018 Achievements • Trained four Kyrgyz psychometricians at Cito on the technical aspects…

India: project activities and upcoming achievements

“Improving Assessment Systems in India and South Asia” Focal Areas • Enhancing stakeholder capacity to use assessment data to improve teaching and learning • Setting up regional network for sharing of good practices and resources on assessment October – December 2018 Achievements • Completed background questionnaire analysis of mathematics of round 1 of the Grade…

Cambodia: project activities and upcoming achievements

“Strengthening National Capacity and Feedback Mechanisms for Assessments” Focal Areas • Dissemination and feedback mechanisms for National Assessment results • Enhanced capacity to use National Assessment data with other stakeholders October – December 2018 Achievements • Finalized national assessment report for teachers that highlighted levels of student achievement, errors they made on each item, and…

Armenia: project activities and upcoming achievements

“Strengthening Educational Assessment Capacity to Support Better Learning Outcomes” Focal Areas • Enhancing stakeholder capacity to use assessment data to improve teaching and learning • High-stakes examination reform • Training and professional development of teachers in use of classroom assessment practices October – December 2018 Achievements • Introduced a new undergraduate course on Formative/Classroom Assessment…

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…

READ 2 (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.   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. Two Russian universities continue…

International Perspectives by Marguerite Clarke

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 Monitoring Goal 4 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. It is a critical goal for World Bank client countries, many of which still struggle with ensuring that children stay in school and learn.…

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,…

Annual Conference of the EAOKO

The 7th Annual Conference of the EAOKO “Education Assessment at Various Levels of Education” will take place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on October 19-20, 2018. The conference, supported by the READ 2 RAS Program, welcomes the participation of policymakers, government officials, academics, and experts in the field of education quality assessment across Europe and Central Asia…

READ 2 (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. The Russian Training Center (RTC), through the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, continues offering online courses and face-to-face seminars. The courses offered by the RTC are designed for…

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…

South Asia Regional Conference: Using Large-Scale Assessments

A South Asia regional conference on Using Large Scale Assessments to Improve Teaching and Learning took place from April 25-27, 2018 in New Delhi, India. The conference brought together policy makers and assessment officials from eight South Asian countries, assessment experts from national and international agencies, and representatives from Vietnam, Chile and Indonesia. The objective…

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.…

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…

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…

The higher education system in Kyrgyz Republic

In accordance with Article 45 of the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, everyone has the right to education. Regulation of higher education is carried out in accordance with the Law “On Education”. In order to ensure further sustainable functioning and priority development of the education system, including higher education, in combination with the consistent reforms…

Mongolia needs more capital investment on education

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mongolian Government spends a relatively high amount of money on education compared to other countries in the East Asia Pacific, says a new World Bank report released today. In Mongolia, the government spends 4.6 percent of its GDP on education – a relatively high rate compared to the regional countries. However, most…

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…

READ 2 (RAS) Program Update

The READ 2 RAS program has made progress in a number of important areas since its launch in November 2016. Key achievements have included the setting up of a Doctoral Degree Program in Educational Measurement and Evaluation, a Master of Arts Degree Program in Education Quality, and a Small Grants Program. The READ 2 RAS…