The Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center Sophia Gorgodze has summarized the examinations 2020 in Georgia at the press conference on August 5, 2020.
The numbers of participants are:
94% of 39.300 university entrants took the Unified National Examinations
78% out of 3.600 applicants participated in the Students’ Grant Competition
88% out of 12.000 applicants participated in the teacher certification examinations
87% out of 12.600 applicants participated in the Master’s Graduate Entry Examinations
There have been some cases of applicants’ late arrival for the examination. 1 teacher and 3 university entrants were expelled from the examinations for using cell phones and other unfair means.
The examination results publication process for the university entrants has already been started. The results for the beginning teachers will be declared in the second half of August. The applicants of the Master’s Graduate Entry Examinations will be able to check their results at the end of August. All applicants can see their results on the below listed official web addresses of the National Assessment and Examinations Center:
Registration to file an appeal starts after all examination results publication finalizes. Applications will be received through the website of the National Assessment and Examinations Center: www.naec.ge. Applicants can file an appeal on particular tasks or the whole test results. The decision is issued by the independent appeal committee.
Registration of those who want to Continue to Study in Georgiafrom higher educational institutions of foreign countries will start on August 1, 10:00 and will continue until August 20, 18:00
Citizens of Georgia who have studied / are studying and have received credits / qualifications in a higher education institution recognized in accordance with the law in a foreign country (they were abroad for a period of study, not less than 75 days during the semester) will be able to take the exam.
Studying in Georgia is an important thing to consider for international student desiring to pursue a Quality Education in any chosen field of academic study. Georgia is a country that has enjoyed a tremendous form of Cultural fertility, Tourist activities etc. The people of Georgia are completely free, and their welcomes are warm.
Georgia is one of the best countries to study. They have wonderful universities in Georgia that are recognized World-wide. The Standard of Education in Georgia is as high as studying in the United States, Canada, UK or other European countries.
If you are interested visit HOW TO APPLY resource by MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE OF GEORGIA
Unlike previous years, this year, those who registered for the general master’s exam take only one type of test, which completely eliminates the problems associated with the choice of educational programs and mobility.
After passing the general master’s examination, candidates for magistrates take a special examination directly at higher education institutions.
The Unified National Examinations and The Students’ Grant Competition in Georgia ended on July 25, 2020. Procedures for marking the exam scripts and assigning grades have started and the results will be announced gradually. Candidates will be able to see their exam scripts and check their results in the first half of August on the web addresses of the National Assessment and Examinations Center
Approximately 94% of the applicants took the Unified National Examinations, and more than 78% participated in the Students’ Grant Competition.
The Unified National Examinations 2020 started on July 6 and was administered in 24 examination centers established all over Georgia: Tbilisi,Batumi, Poti, Zugdidi, Ozurgeti, Kutaisi, Akhaltsikhe, Gori, Rustavi, Telavi, and Khulo.:
“Another important stage of the examination process is over. I thank each participant in this process – both the examination staff and the examiners – for following all the recommendations of the Ministry of Health of Georgia..
The preliminary results of the university entrants will be published in the first half of August, and the results of the teacher candidates will be published in the second half of August
Sophia Gorgodze, Director of National Assessment and Examinations Center
The Teacher certification examinations for the beginning teachers started on July 22nd and will end on July 30.
12.000 applicants will take the subject examinations this year. The detailed information on the time and place of the exam is indicated on the examination card. Please note to appear at an examination center on time and have your ID and examination card with you. Applicants arriving late will not be permitted to enter the examination rooms.
On July 22nd the applicants will take the exams in the following subjects:
Georgian language and literature, Mathematics and Natural Sciences (I-IV grades);
Georgian Language and Literature (Primary Education);
Natural Sciences (Primary Education);
Mathematics (Primary Education).
The exams take place in the first half of the day. To ensure the safety of the examiners, all the recommendations developed by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia are followed.
The examination centers are located in the following cities: Batumi, Poti, Zugdidi, Ozurgeti, Kutaisi, Akhaltsikhe, Gori, Tbilisi, Rustavi, and Telavi.
All medical facilities in the examination centers are equipped with first aid kits. The emergency vehicles, ambulance, and police patrol cars are mobilized on the premises.
The Unified National Examinations 2020 for the university entrants has started on July 6 and will be finished on July 25. The Students’ Grant Competition will be held on the 25th of July while the Master’s Graduate Entry Examinations will start on August 1 and be finalized on August 4.
To prevent spreading the new coronavirus, maximize the protection of the health of the candidates, and simultaneously ensure the high-quality management of the examination process, the commission comprising relevant state agencies and supervised by Prime Minister has been created. Due to the coordinated work of the commission members, the rules concerning the safe performance of the Unified National Examinations, the Master’s Graduate Entry Examinations and the Students’ Grant Competition have been adopted.
According to the recommendations of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, candidates and observers are allowed only in 50% of the area of every examination sector. The examination tables’ front side is equipped with a transparent barrier/shield; the distancing between the examination tables is a minimum of 2 meters and the space between the examination tables disposition is 1 meter.
Examination desk shields, thermal screening, appropriate distancing, and thorough observance of every recommendation concerning the coronavirus spread prevention made it possible to allow candidates write the exam without wearing the face mask after they take their seat at the examination table.
When air conditioning is allowed following rules must be observed:
Mandatory rule of hand hygiene protection;
Mandatory rule to wear a face mask;
The airflow coming out of the conditioners should not be directed at the persons in the examination room;
The windows of the examination room must be open at all times. It is mandatory even if the air conditioners are turned off because the risk of spreading the infection is high in the closed space;
The re-circulation of the air is prohibited.
Due to the instructions issued by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia and by the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, face masks must be worn in the examination center during the specified cases (except for the candidates with a body temperature of 37 °C and/or the candidates with any other respiratory symptoms because they must wear the face mask at all times during their presence at the examination center):
Before seating at their examination table;
While leaving the examination sector;
While Communicatorng with others;
While the air conditioner is switched on.
The examination personnel must wear face masks at all times. The personnel responsible for thermal screening must also wear transparent face shields and observe strict hygiene measures.
To review the recommendations noted above, you can visit the official website of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia through the following link.
Video about Exams 2020 (Author: Kakhaber Goginava)
implementing public health measures and to avoid #COVID19 transmission, Georgian National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) (@NCDCGeorgia) with Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia (MESCS) (@MESCS_Georgia) and National Assessment & Examinations Center (NAEC) (@NAEC), was actively involved in planning of the Unified National, Common Master’s, Teachers Competence exams and the student grant competition.
Publication about NAEC presentation on the 3rd FLIP+ annual online event, 11th – 12th June 2020 (Link)
How do we build an assessment that guides educational decision-making on different levels? How can we use technologies to leverage the use of assessment data for the improvement of teaching and learning?
Assessment for Development is an e-assessment project in Georgia which aims to design and generate assessment data that guides the improvement of teaching and learning on different educational levels.
The assessment is fully online. Items are created and delivered to the students via the TAO testing platform. The results are collected and analyzed through in-house built e-reporting system. E-reports provide elaborated analysis on the strength and challenges for each student, as well as teaching and learning trends on classroom and school levels.
The project was piloted in February 2020 with 6 000 students so as to trying out the items and online test-delivery system. The next pilot is planned to test the e-reporting module and its compliance with e-delivery and e-scoring modules.
The FLIP+ e-assessment community was officially launched as a non-profit association in June 2019.
It grew from first conversations dating back to January 2017 between the official education assessment bodies from four countries (France-Luxembourg-Italy-Portugal: hence the acronym) who were seeking solutions to common challenges in e-assessment. The assessment center (CAEd) from Brazil joined this initial group in 2018, and ever since several other institutions and bodies from many countries have expressed their interest in the initiative. Georgia Joined in 2019.
NAEC became the member of international FLIP+ E-assessment Community in 2019 to discuss and share challenges and success stories of e-assessment project. As a community member, NAEC can share the experiences in e-assessment content development, as well as in TAO open source development by composing extensions for the platform (e.g. portable computer interaction for the development of different interactive technology-enhanced items, reporting features for the platform, offline version for test delivery and etc.). NAEC can work on certain extensions for the platform in cooperation with other countries, thus sharing the budget for the development, or exchange already developed extensions free of charge.
During its third international FLIP+ online event , the FLIP+ association gathered over 100 participants from 50 different institutions working in the field of educational assessment. Participants joined in from 24 countries as well as from IEA and OECD.
Under the FLIP+ motto of “sharing”, participants were able to learn about the e-assessment experiences of countries like Denmark, Georgia, Lithuania and Norway and gain insights about developments in six other FLIP+ member institutions. Work undertaken this year related to the FLIP+ Item Library was also presented. It should be recalled that the first ideas to set up the item library were initially discussed during the 2019 annual event in Rome. A year later, participants greatly welcomed the live demo of the initial prototype of the Item Library platform which showed where the items would be stored, how they could be accessed, reviewed, worked upon and shared.
Publication about NAEC presentation on the 3rd FLIP+ annual online event, 11th – 12th June 2020 (Link)