The Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center Ms. Sophia Gorgodze attended the 47th meeting of the PISA Governing Board held in Adelaide, Australia from April 2nd to April 5th.
The PISA Governing Board (PGB) is composed of representatives of Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) members and PISA Associates. Guided by the OECD’s education objectives, the Board determines PISA's policy priorities and ensures that these are respected during the implementation of each PISA survey.
The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the developments of PISA 2018 and preparation for PISA 2021 and 2024 at the policy level. The meeting also focused on the reporting plan and communication strategies for National Report for PISA 2018 which will be released at the end of 2019.
During her visit to Australia, Ms. Gorgodze also met Mr. Peter Titmanis General Manager of Assessment and Reporting of ACARA to take a closer look at the Australian education system, share experience and discuss the latest educational reforms in Georgia.
Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority that aims to improve the learning of all young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting. In September 2015, Australia’s education ministers endorsed the Foundation – Year 10 curriculum. The curriculum provides teachers, parents, students and the community with a clear understanding of what students should learn regardless of where they live or what school they attend. The national curriculum was introduced to improve the quality, equity and transparency of Australia’s education system.
The following meetings were especially significant in terms of newly launched complex education reform which aims to develop Georgia’s human capital, generating competitive professionals equipped with advanced knowledge and skills, oriented towards long-term development.