Official title of the project

Support for quality assurance within the national primary and secondary education examination system

Sectors

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

3000000

Implementation period
2010. Sep - 2013. Dec
Expected results

• National models of the different final examinations either reviewed or developed in cooperation with the staff of Ministry of Education (MoE), Institute for Education Quality and Evaluation (IEQE) and Centre for VET (CVET) within the Institute for Improvement of Education, commissioned by MoE to work on the different final exams, and trained by the project for the task • Material for handbooks and instruments for four types of final examinations/matura prepared in cooperation with MoE, IEQE and CVET • At least 200 trainers trained and training piloted for preparing teachers, school principals and other relevant actors who will implement the different final examinations • At least two existing databases of the results of students’ achievements reviewed in cooperation with MoE, IEQE and CVET to support the different final examinations • The first run or pilot implementation of the different final examinations analysed and evaluated in 180 elementary schools and selected pilot schools in cooperation with MoE, IEQE and CVET • 180 elementary schools and selected pilot schools supported in using the results of the final examinations in their self-evaluation • National qualifications framework under development in two selected sectors linked to the proposed national examinations system in vocational education and training.

Beneficiary

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

Partners

• Institute for Education Quality and Evaluation; • Institute for Education Improvement; • National Education Council; • Council for Vocational and Adult Education; • Regional School Administration Offices • Schools at elementary and secondary level • School principals, teachers, pedagogists and psychologists

Summary of the project

This project contributes to modernising Serbian education in the context of the European integration process of the country. It does so by providing expertise and facilitation support towards a quality assurance system in education and training, giving priority to the development of a national examination system and related institutional capacities. To achieve the defined results the project will review and further develop national models of the different final examinations in cooperation with the staff of MoE, IEQE and CVET, commissioned by MoE to work on the different final exams, and trained by the project for the task. Standards will be developed where possible. Then handbooks and instruments of the different final examinations will be prepared. Trainers will be trained and training piloted for preparing those who will implement the different final examinations. The existing databases of the results of students’ achievements will be reviewed, so as to support the different final examinations. The project will analyse and evaluate the first run or trial implementation of the different final examinations and support schools in using the results of the final examinations in their self-evaluation. When appropriate, the national qualifications framework under development will be linked to the proposed national examinations system in vocational education and training. Project activities are structured into four components: 1 – primary education, 2 – general secondary education, 3 – vocational education and training, 4 – national qualifications framework.

Programme/Project objectives

A modern education system in Serbia contributing more efficiently to the economic development, in line with the EU policy as exposed in the Lisbon Strategy.

Specific objectives

Support to development and implementation of the Quality Assurance System for general education and Vocational Education Training, giving priority to development of a national examination system and increasing the capacity of the Ministry of Education and other relevant institutions to implement this system