Minister of Education and Science, Dimitri Shashkini and Director of National Examination Center, Maia Miminoshvili visited Tbilisi Public School №57. Pre-testing among 11th graders is held in this school in order to define minimal competency level for 2011 General Education Exams. By the announcement of Dimitri Shashkini, passing exams in 11-12 classes will give the government guarantee, that schoolchildren will really receive general education at schools. Herewith, schoolchildren attendance will increase and all subjects will become of similar priority.
In order to define minimal competency level for 2011 General Education Exams, 62 schools among 36 were selected according to random selection. Pre-testing will be held in these schools on May 18-21. Around 1500 11th graders and more than 500 subject matter teachers will take participation in it. Schoolchildren will pass testing in all compulsory exams, that are necessary for receiving diploma in the next year. Teachers will also fill special questionnaire.
Minimal competency level in all subjects and diploma giving optimal formula will be defined according to the analyses of the results of pre-tests. Test exercises will be experienced, General Education Exam format will be defined and directions, schoolchildren need assistance will be also identified according to the testing. By the decision of MES, 12th graders will have to pass exams in Georgian Language and Literature, foreign languages, mathematics, history, geography, physics, chemistry and biology in order to receive diploma in 2011.