Annual Meeting with Exam Center Administrators and Coordinators was Organized by the NAEC

Sophia Gorgodze, the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center, Kakha Jamburia, the Deputy Director and the heads of the relevant departments of the NAEC discussed the latest updates in terms of safety measures during the exams.

The 2021 examination process will be conducted in full compliance with the healthcare guidelines set by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia.

50 Administrators and Coordinators in 25 Examination Centers will be leading the examination process throughout Georgia in 2021.

The Latest Findings of International Researches (TIMSS, TALIS, PISA) Have Been Discussed During the Workshop at the NAEC

Zakaria Giunashvili, the Head of the Research and Psychometrics Group and Giorgi Ratiani, the Coordinator of the Research Group introduced the significant factors identified during the latest international research (PISA, TALIS, TIMSS) that have an impact on students’ achievement and social-emotional development.

“It is crucial to organize such gatherings. Hopefully, todays discussion will encourage education specialists and decision makers to draw more attention to the latest findings of international and national research and plan education policy accordingly. ”

Sophia Gorgodze, the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center

The workshop was attended by the First Deputy Minister of Education and Science Ekaterine Dgebuadze, representatives from various educational institutions, as well as teachers and school principals that participated in the research. During the meeting, a discussion was held, which mainly focused on the analysis of the improved achievements of IV grade students in rural schools in Georgia that have been highlighted by Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).

“The increase in results in rural schools was due to the fact that there was a complex approach based on support from the state. Teachers were given an opportunity to listen to subject trainings, at the same time they had the opportunity to include a variety of educational resources in the learning process. It is noteworthy that the culture of teacher cooperation has increased – we share our opinions, even about subject trainings, methods, strategies and we are more focused on the success of a particular student. “

Sophio Kublashvili, the director of Mukhrani №1 public school.

Research is an important direction of the National Assessment and Examinations Center. The center has been involved in international educational research (PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS, TALIS) and conducting national assessments for more than fourteen years.

The Safety Measures During the 2021 Examinations

The 2021 examination process will be conducted in full compliance with the healthcare guidelines set by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia.

Sophia Gorgodze, the Head of the National Assessment and Examinations Center together with Nunu Mitskevich, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, and Paata Imnadze, Deputy Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health shared the latest updates in terms of safety measures during the exams.

In 2021, the Covid-19 infected examinees will have an opportunity to take exams 14 days after recovery. Additional sessions will be conducted once per subject before the end of examination period. The list of examinees will be developed according to the information provided by the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.

Sophia Gorgodze

Similarly, to the last year:

  • examinees and invigilators will be allowed in only 50% of the area of ​​each examination sector.
  • Each desk will be equipped with a transparent protective shield / barrier from the front;
  • The distance between the tables will be at least 2 meters, and the distance between the tables arranged in a row – 1 meter.
  • Wearing a face mask will be mandatory throughout the examination process. The air conditioners will be switched on at temperatures above 30 ° C.
  • Special spaces will be arranged for applicants with a high temperature this year.

Examinees are highly recommended to follow the healthcare guidelines set by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs:

Keep social distance as much as possible during the registration and examination process;  

Frequently use hand sanitizers provided by the Center.

Examinees should have an ID Card as well as an Examination Card;

Applicants are free to carry their own water in a plastic bottle, an additional face mask and a pen (gel black pen 0.5-0.7 mm, with a ball tip).

No other personal item will be allowed to minimize the risk of transmitting / spreading the disease from the items.

The National Assessment and Examinations Center wishes good luck to all of the examinees and once again kindly asks to follow the safety regulations during the 2021 exams.

2021 Examination Schedule

The director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center Dr. Sophia Gorgodze shared the detailed information about 2021 Examination Schedule with the representatives of media. According to Dr. Gorgodze, the examinees will be able to print out exam cards after the 20th of June from their personal accounts at naec.ge. The card will contain information about the date, time and an address of an exam center for each exam.  

The Unified National Examinations 2021 will be launched on the 1st of July, 2021.

Professional Qualification Exams for teachers and candidate teachers will start from the 14th of July. The Student Grant Competition will be held on the 28th of July, and the General Master’s Exam candidates will take the Master’s Exams during 27-30 July.

Detailed schedule for 2021 Exams in Georgian can be found here.

The registration statistics for 2021 Exams are as follows:

  • More than 38,400 entrants have registered for the Unified National Examinations;
  • More than 3,700 students expressed their desire to participate in the Student Grant Competition;
  • More than 12,800 master’s degree candidates have registered for the General Master’s Exam.
  • More than 28,700 applicants have registered for the Teacher Subject Exam, the Senior Special Teacher Exam, as well as the Subject and Professional Competencies Exam – this list includes those applicants who have registered for the Subject and / or Professional Competence Test by April 30, 2020.

Examinations 2021 will be conducted in compliance with all regulations related to the pandemic. The latest updates will be published on the Center’s web and Facebook pages.

The third Pilot of electronic testing within the project “Assessment for Development” has been completed successfully

On June 1-4 the pilot testing was conducted in about 350 schools across Georgia. The process went smoothly. Dr. Sophia Gorgodze, the director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center observed the testing process at School No. 122, in Tbilisi.

The tryout was conducted in electronic format in Georgian Language and Mathematics and was attended by fourth and sixth grade students. Both Georgian Language and Mathematics tests were performed by about 4500 students on each session of the test.

The purpose of the test is to refine the electronic report and open ended questions scoring modules and the testing format so that it meets the needs of each school in particular. Diagnostic assessment will also help schools plan the academic year accordingly.

In November 2020 more than 1000 students from all over Georgia took part in the second tryout of the system where electronic platform as well as the contents of the assignments were tested .

The National Assessment and Examinations Center started working on the project “Assessment for Development” in 2019. Its purpose is to evaluate the achievements of fourth and sixth graders with the help of an electronic platform at the end of the school year in Georgian language and literature (literacy) and mathematics (quantitative literacy).

The results will help students and parents monitor the progress made during the learning process and get information about the strengths and weaknesses of students. This project will enable schools observe the teaching-learning trends both at the individual class level and at the school level in general. It should be noted that the grade points obtained are not reflected in the student’s annual assessment.

What should the entrant consider when selecting educational programs?

The 11th International Education Fair Georgia was hosted by Expo Georgia on the 27th and 28th of May 2021. The National Assessment and Examinations Center was represented by Ms. Maia Gabunia the Head of Exam Process Management Department.

The annual event was held online for the first time in history, therefore, participants had an opportunity to attend the fair remotely for two days through a specially created website.

On the first day of the exhibition, Ms. Gabunia, provided the entrants with detailed information about the 2021 Unified National Examinations. She shared some tips and tricks on what the entrant should consider when selecting educational programs and answered the questions regarding the latest changes of the examination procedures.

IEFG has been held annually since 2010. The exhibition is visited by an average of more than 10,000 visitors each year and is attended by about 200 schools from around the world.

Annual Report 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year the NAEC had to work under completely different circumstances than normal. On the one hand, the Center was supposed to assess the knowledge and skills of about 70,000 examinees and on the other hand protect the health and well-being of the examinees and the staff. The Center modified the procedures for conducting and organizing the exams accordingly.

Sophia Gorgodze, Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center
Photo Credit: Giorgi Ebanoidze

“I am honored to present the 2020 annual report of the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC).

As a result of our dedication and hard work, together with the relevant organizations, we achieved our aims and the largest assembly in summer 2020 did not contribute to the spread of the infection. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our partner organizations and the staff who made it possible.”

The National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) Concluded the Memorandum of Understanding with the State Examination Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SEC)

Today, Sophio Gorgodze, the Director of the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC), and Maleika Abbaszadeh, Chairperson of the State Examinations Center (SEC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, signed another Memorandum of Understanding electronically via the Zoom platform.

The aim of the cooperation is to develop assessment instruments for Georgian and Azerbaijani language proficiency.

Collaboration between the centers started in the spring of 2020 and will be extended for another year in 2021. Under the Memorandum the NAEC’s experts will review and develop the SEC’s Georgian language item bank for school-leaving exams. The SEC on the other hand will assist the Center in the development of an item bank for Teachers’ Professional Qualifying Examination for Azerbaijani language and literature teachers working in Georgian schools.

The Director of the NAEC Ms. Sophia Gorgodze and the Deputy Directors Mr. Kakha Jamburia and Mr. Levan Sabauri e-meting the colleagues from the SEC for the official signature ceremony.
Ms. Maleika Abbaszadeh, Chairperson of the State Examinations Center (SEC) of the Republic of Azerbaijan signing the MoU with the NAEC online.

The signing of this MoU is expected to bring positive and long-lasting effects on both organizations and result in the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices at organizational, local, regional or national levels.

SEC’s publication about the event.

The Second Round of the National School Olympiad Will Start from the 8th of March 2021

The second round of the National School Olympiad 2020-2021 will be launched throughout Georgia on the 8th of March and continue until the 12th of March.

Please click for further information in Georgian.

More than 6,000 students will take part in the second round of the Olympiad. Testing will be conducted in compliance with the regulations developed by the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia.

The Centralized National School Olympiad for 10-12 grade students will be conducted in the following subjects: Georgian language and literature, Georgian language for students of non-Georgian language schools, mathematics, history, geography, physics, chemistry, biology, foreign language.

More than 30,700 students expressed their desire to participate in the National School Olympiad. The first round was held in a different format, taking into account the number of Covid-19 infected citizens in the country. Students could participate remotely from any computer connected to the Internet.

The National School Olympiad is held in three rounds and each round is based on the National Curriculum.

The student who accumulates not less than 50% of the maximum score of the relevant subject test and is among the first fifty participants of the relevant class and subject ranking list will be eligible to pass to the third round of the National School Olympiad 2020-2021.

The purpose of the Olympiad is to stimulate the learning process and increase the motivation of students. Also, to identify candidates for the teams that will participate in the International Olympiads on behalf of Georgia. “

Please click the link for further details and the timeline.

Continue to Study in Georgia

The National Assessment and Examinations Center supports Georgian citizens’ endeavors to continue studying in Georgia. Therefore, each year the Center opens call for applicants who are willing to transfer from foreign universities to Georgian higher educational institutions.

This year the registration started from the 20th of February and will be open until the 5th of February 18:00pm.  

Eligible candidates should be citizens of Georgia who have studied / are studying and have received credits / qualifications at a higher education institution recognized by law in a foreign country (they have been abroad for a period of study, not less than 75 days per semester).

Detailed information regarding registration procedures can be found here.

Please click for the test sample.

Application form can be downloaded from here.