The National Assessment, organized by the National Center for Educational
Quality Enhancement of MES, was held in
Georgian for first graders at
non-Georgian public schools.
The National Assessment is a far-reaching research project aimed at assessing the quality of general education of Georgia. The goal of the National Assessment held among the first graders was to determine the success of the 2011-2012 reforms at non-Georgian public schools.
The project “Georgian for Future Success”, initiated by the President is being successfully carried out in the regions populated by ethnic minorities. The project is designed to help non-Georgian students learn the official language by sending Georgian volunteer teachers to these regions. In order to strengthen Georgian language education, special Georgian textbooks were created for this project.
Schools were randomly selected throughout Georgia. 1,000 first graders of 73 non-Georgian schools, their parents, 100 Georgian language teachers, 100 Georgian volunteer-teachers and 73 school principals took part in the National Assessment.
For the National Assessment schoolchildren took tests and filled out a questionnaire. Special questionnaires were also filled out by the adult participants (parents, Georgian language teachers, volunteer teachers and principals) who expressed their opinions about Georgian language education and the implemented reforms.
As a result of the National Assessment, the effectiveness of the reforms at these non-Georgian schools, students’ academic achievements in Georgian and the opinions of the participants regarding the reforms were identified. Starting in the beginning of June, the report, conclusions and recommendations will be ready.