A group of NAEC experts actively participated in the 18th Annual AEA Europe Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Within the framework of the conference, which focused on Assessment Cultures in a Globalised World, our experts presented several examples of recent developments and research findings.
During the conference, NAEC experts gave several presentations in breakout sessions.
Ms. Natia Andghuladze and Ms. Tamar Bregvadze presented on, “School self-evaluation in Georgian schools: How school culture affects schools’ assessment policy.” In autumn 2016, National Assessment and Examination Center and Teachers’ Professional Development Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science and the Education Quality Enhancement Agency launched the School Evaluation for Improvement project (SEI). The consortium announced a call for public school principals and invited them to cooperate. Over 100 school principals submitted applications and after reviewing applications and interviews, 15 schools were invited to participate in the project. The project highlights were discussed with the conference delegates.
Under the title, “School readiness and student achievement: the role of formal and informal pre-school education,” Ms. Nino Revishvili and Ms. Teona Miminoshvili presented an overview of one of the NAEC’s ongoing research projects.