"Grade 2 and maximum points in the achievement tests", what is the Ministry doing to avoid these discrepancies

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Days ago, the audit report found inconsistencies in the assessment of students conducted at school with that of national and international tests.

In this regard, the Ministry of Education plans to organize trainings for teacher evaluation. This was announced for the rtv21.tv portal by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Iliriana Pylla.

"Also, the difference between the evaluation of students done in school and the evaluation that results from the achievement test is emphasized. The differences highlight the lack of unified criteria for school-based assessment and achievement test anomalies. We are working to address all of these issues. In this regard, Udh. Adm. young, which provides more elaborate criteria for student assessment in school. Also, evaluation trainings will be treated with priority ", said Pylla.

Pylla acknowledges that the report rightly notes the insufficient activity of school departments (professional assets), which must draft lesson plans and monitor their implementation.

"We are in the process of drafting a new administrative instruction for school management, where the emphasis will be on organizing work at the departmental level. We are also in the process of organizing training for teachers, in the form that makes it possible "maximizing their effect," she said.

Iliriana Pylla also announced that they are at the end of the plan in which the recommendations of the audit report have been taken into account.

"The Strategic Education Plan for the period 2022-2026 is in the phase of internal consultation and at the beginning of June will be released for public consultation. Most of the recommendations given in the audit report have been operationalized in this plan. However, as soon as we officially receive the report, within the legal deadline we will draft an action plan to address the findings of the report, "said Pylla.

She admitted that there were shortcomings in the organization of the achievement test, which the Auditor General, Vlora Spanca in the press conference during the presentation of the findings from the audit said: The results of the national achievement test are relatively high and vary greatly Annual assessment made by teachers Some students with a grade of 2 managed to get up to 84 out of 100 points. There is no evidence that the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and the municipal directorates of education have taken any steps to analyze these differences, which indicate that the purpose of the achievement test has not been achieved and as a result may demotivate and foster a bad culture among students.

Regarding this, Pylla for the portal rtv21.tv said that the number of questions was small to objectively assess the knowledge of students in 9 school subjects, so according to her this year they have decided to organize the achievement test in two days, instead of a day as it used to be, while the number of questions increased from 100 to 180. "We have also taken steps to improve test administration, so we expect to have a more reliable result," he said. let her know./21Media