The nearest ACCA test dates offered by NAEC are: November 15, 29; December 19, 27. You can see the full exam calendar in the ACCA section on our website. We can add other exam dates as well on demand. Candidates should register for the exam at least 10 days before the test date. During the registration candidates have to submit at our centre the following documents: • A photo copy of the National ID or passport; • Filled registration form available to download from our web site; • The Bank payment slip;
The nearest TOEFL IBT test dates offered by NAEC are: November 16, December 1; 7. You can see the full exam calendar in the TOEFL section on our website. Candidates should register for the exam through the following link: https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register
NAEC provides a wide range of tests and other instruments for assessment of achievement and competences, from school exams to certification tests for public servants. For more than 14 years NAEC has been the sole managing body for the large scale, high-stake exams in Georgia. During that period it introduced computer based and computer adaptive testing techniques for efficient and secure administration of the hundreds of thousands papers involved.
National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) is a well-established organization serving students, teachers, educational organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies, professional unions, ministries and the government of Georgia through the provision of valid and reliable instruments for educational assessment. NAEC was established on the 5th of July 2002 by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. It is now Georgia’s largest professional organization acting in the field of educational assessment. The Center aims at improving the quality of education through valid, fair and reliable assessment and research.
The Government of Georgia established a new system of Centralized University Entry Examinations in 2005. The National Assessment and Examinations Center developed the assessment model. The system is based on fair, transparent, unified, meritocratic principles, and enables the selection of the best entrants for institutions of higher education. Unified National Exams provide standardized selection based on the assessment of skills and knowledge. The highest scoring students are provided Government study grants.
In 2005 all entrants had to take three compulsory (Georgian Language and Literature, Foreign Languages, General Abilities Test) and one optional exam required by different university departments. In 2006, three exams including Science, the History of Georgia; and Social Sciences and Literature were added to the list of optional exams. Copies of assessed works of the test takers were accessible online for every applicant prior to appeal. In 2007, entry applications were available online. Each test taker was able to double-check their application on the web. In 2008 the General Abilities Test was translated into Azeri and Armenian. A computer based marking system “eMarker” was introduced successfully. In 2009, the cut score for minimal competence was increased, and markers were selected through a competitive process. In 2012, applicants were able to choose 20 faculties instead of 7. In 2013, test takers could indicate all of the educational programs that required passing the exam in a particular subject.
Currently, the Center is working on the development of different models for exams to meet the requirements of modern testing and assessment.
In September 2010, the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia decided to use computer adaptive testing (CAT) as a delivery mode for the re-introduced external school graduation exams and to conduct the first administration in May 2011. Implementation and development of the project was delegated to the National Assessment and Examinations Centre. International experts were hired to advice and train the NAEC team. Initially a nationwide test run of the system in 2011 was planned, without any consequences for individual students or schools and a full implementation in 2012. However, a fully operational system in 2011 was ultimately decided upon so that all grade 12 students would take computer-adaptive final exams in eight subjects in May. The Educational Scientific Infrastructure Development Agency’s (ESIDA) infrastructure, which was created for connecting testing centers with servers on which the CAT application would run, was used. Servers were located on ESIDA premises. ESIDA merged in 2011 with the MoES’s Statistics Information Department to become the Educational Management and Information System (EMIS). In 2012, MoES purchased 11,000 new computers that were placed in 1,500 schools along with new routers. This was still insufficient for securing the uniformity of platforms for CAT delivery in the testing centers. Hence, EMIS-managed, local IT school support staff inspected testing rooms and the available computers, ultimately making the decision to use them as testing stations. One month prior to the first administration in 2011, 10,000 students from 700 schools took part in a large-scale test run of the system. In 2011, 47,000 students registered, and in 2012, 45,000 registered for CAT.
After three rounds of computer-adaptive graduation exams, stakeholders in Georgia and international experts observing the process agree that the instrument was successfully delivered, and that it is an efficient, fair, and objective form of student assessment. More than 45 thousand students take part in the school-leaving exams annually.
The National Assessment and Examinations Center has held a National Educational Olympiad in every subject since 2009 in line with the resolution of the Ministry of Education and Science.
The aim of the National Educational Olympiad is to improve the quality of education, create a technologically-literate workforce, and provide recognition to students and teachers for outstanding achievement.
The Olympiad is held in Georgian, Armenian, Azeri, and Russian languages. For visually impaired students, tests are printed in Braille.
Overall, 95% of Georgian schools took part in the first National Educational Olympiad. 1336 winners from the first round participated in the final round. The best among them were awarded special diplomas and given presents from the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia. The winners took part in international Olympiads.
The pool of students interested in the National Educational Olympiad increases every year. The majority of Georgian public and private schools take part in the Olympiad.
NAEC experts have a wealth of experience in the field of assessment and examinations. We offer all interested organizations, including higher and general education institutions, a wide range of trainings, seminars, and consultation. There are no fixed prices or duration for consultancy. However, depending on the needs of education policy leaders, representatives of the general or higher educational institutions, education specialists, persons interested in testing can be provided with NAEC experts in:
Strategies for preparation of high quality tests;
Paths to resolve testing-related problems;
Techniques for preparing different types of tests;
Methods for statistical analyses of tests;
Standardized procedures for exam administration.
To plan trainings effectively, NAEC specialists prepare the content and define academic hours for a training in line with customer needs.
Trainings are structured as modules. A combination of modules can be provided upon request.
NAEC offers standardized as well as tailor-made trainings.
Seminars, trainings, and consultancy can be delivered locally, regionally, and internationally.
NAEC offers organizations, companies, and educational institutions testing upon request. NAEC provides two service packages:
a) Test development with exclusive copyrights;
b) Test development, administration of testing, report preparation and submission.
Test development with exclusive copyright of the customer includes the development and submission of a battery of highly reliable assignments given the requirements and specifications of the customer.
A full testing package includes the following components:
Development of examination program;
Informing the candidates (via SMS and e-mail, posting information on web-page, registering an online account for each candidate);
Administration of the examination (through computer based or paper and pencil tests);
Submission of initial results to a customer and to each candidate individually;
Filing appeals and ensuring feedback;
Determining final scores;
Submission of full report to the customer.
Tests are tailor-made for each customer.
Each detail of testing will be agreed upon with the customer, with the goal of fully reflecting the customer's goals and needs.
Apart from Centralized University Entrance Examinations, school Olympiads, Teacher Certification and school graduation exams, NAEC facilitates other international exams including: Cambridge Exams (Young Learners, KET, KET for Schools, PET, PET for Schools, FCE, FCE for Schools, CAE, BEC, TKT); TOEFL IBT; and ACCA.
Besides paper-based testing, NAEC also offers more eco-friendly, computer based versions of most of our exams. In some cases, these versions are 15-20 GEL cheaper than their paper-based analogs, and both exams are similar in terms of functionality and credibility. Notably, examinees often find that taking tests on the computer is much easier. This is in line with the NAEC’s philosophy of making quality education services affordable and accessible to the public.
For further information about International Exams please contact us at NAEC, 9 Mindeli Street, Tbilisi,or by phone/email: T: 2 47 33 33 (7470 or 7472); Mobile/cell phone: 599093274 Tamar Chkhartishvili.
Each year NAEC conducts numerous types of exams. Evaluation of some of these tests is almost fully automated. Tests containing matching items or multiple-choice items can be scanned and analyzed with minimal human interference. Tests with open-end answers need human assessment, however. NAEC developed the eMarker software suite in 2008 to facilitate open-ended answer questions.
The advantages of eMarker include:
It enables test evaluation to be performed without necessarily bringing all group members to one place;
It can run in both demo and contest modes;
It can split items which results in faster and more efficient assessment;
Its double-checking feature decreases human errors and thus further improves quality of assessment.
A number of leading organizations in the field of assessment also use NAEC’s eMARKER
National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) offers valid assessment services of key competencies for personnel selection, helping reduce the costs of recruitment.
Employers can request a certificate of competence issued from the National Assessment and Examinations Center in the following fields:
English Language Proficiency;
Computer Literacy (MS Office programs);
Georgian Language Proficiency and Functional Writing;
The Center is able to provide customers with exclusive tests for assessing knowledge and/or skills of new or current employees upon request.
The Center offers assessment of emotional and practical intelligence with the latest standardized and adapted instruments. Those skills are of special importance for managerial positions and in the service sector.
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