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Quality of teaching has often been raised as a problematic area in Albania, more so in recent years with the expansion of private universities. The issue is systemic and harder to reach by reforms. Two of the factors contributing to this problem are lack of transparency in student performance evaluation, and low quality of teaching modules/textbooks. CleanScore addresses both of these problems. CleanScore will set up a digital testing center solution that helps improve transparency in student evaluation as well as improve teaching quality by substituting current local textbooks with international versions adopted in Albanian. The project will be piloted in two universities, one public and one private. CleanScore aims to introduce a new way of grading and reporting on each exam students take, as well as introduce new textbooks for specific subjects.

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  • 05.25.2018

    CleanScore – Training with the professors of the Aleksandër Moisiu University

    CleanScore – Training with the professors of the Aleksandër Moisiu University

    On May 25th on the premises of the “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës, CleanScore Project Manager held a presentation and training session with professors, representing all of the faculties of the University. This training aimed to inform the professors about the details and technicalities of implementing the CleanScore project with support from AADF. The activity was organized with the support and presence of the Vice Rector, Ass. Prof. Doc. Elton Noti. He expressed his enthusiasm and confidence on a successful implementation of the project with the support of AADF.  The professors expressed a positive feedback on the project objectives and are open to start piloting in the coming exams season in June 2018.

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  • 05.15.2018

    AADF presents the publication of the book “Entrepreneurship” in Albanian (via Report TV)

    AADF presented the book “Entrepreneurship”, the first of a series of economics books to be published under the CleanScore project. “Entrepreneurship” is a translation of the international version published by Pearson (the authors are Peggy A. Lambing and Charles R. Kuehl, two professors at the University of Missouri). This practical textbook introduces the concepts of entrepreneurship and guides students in creating a business plan. The book presents different types of businesses and encourages self-employment opportunities. AADF is also working on translating and publishing other books including “Personal Finance”, “Financial Accounting” and “International Business”, which are all publications of prestigious publishing houses Pearson and McGraw-Hill.

  • 05.04.2018

    CleanScore at Luarasi University College

    CleanScore at Luarasi University College

    The AADF launched the implementation of the CleanScore project at Luarasi University. CleanScore aims to bring transparency to student evaluation through computerized student grading. “Financial Institutions and Capital Markets” is the first course in the Master of Science program in Finance and Banking which will use CleanScore to evaluate student exams.

    We are excited to have Luarasi University participate and support CleanScore’s efforts!

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  • 04.26.2018

    Signing of MoU with “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës

    Signing of MoU with “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës

    AADF’s CleanScore Project will be launched at the “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës. A memorandum of understanding was signed between AADF Co-CEOs Martin Mata and Aleksander Sarapuli and the Rector of Aleksandër Moisiu, Dr. Kseanela Sotirofski. CleanScore’s automated test scoring will be implemented in order to improve transparency and quality in student evaluation. The project has another component which will replace local textbooks with international textbooks in a variety of subjects. This project is fully founded by the AADF and is being piloted in public and private universities in Albania. CleanScore is impacting over 20,000 students in 50 different subject areas. Currently the AADF is working on the Albanian translation of four different international textbooks in the field of economics that will be provided to college students.

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  • 03.29.2018

    CleanScore Progress: Closing of the exams season for Feb – Mar 2018

    CleanScore Progress: Closing of the exams season for Feb – Mar 2018

    AADF in cooperation with MESY, UT and UET continues the implementation of the CleanScore project which is an automated exam correction technology. The projects other main component aims to replace Albanian university textbooks with international texts. During the February and March 2018 exam season 7,200 tests were scored through CleanScore, which made it possible for students to attain their scores quicker than before. Automated correction guarantees a transparent and uniform assessment for all students while also eliminating human errors. Since the start of the project in June 2016, over 20,000 tests have been evaluated through CleanScore. AADF continues to translate international texts such as “Entrepreneurship”. CleanScore has been able to provide access to the didactic auxiliary materials as well as question banks for  professors that are currently using translated international textbooks.

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  • 07.06.2017

    Faculty of Justice joins CleanScore

    Faculty of Justice joins CleanScore

    On June, the AADF started the implementation of the CleanScore Project at the Faculty of Justice of the University of Tirana. During this exams season at the Faculty of Justice CleanScore has deliverd up to now 5 different exams where about 1.500 students were tested.

    Throughout the start of the project 55 exams were scored by CLeanScore which delivered the results and test analysis of more than 11,400 students, of whom more than 4,600 and counting only during this summer exams season.

    This exams season is the first time that CleanScore has introduced the online delivery of exam results to the students on the website http://CleanScore.tk where the results are published by Student ID to comply with privacy requirements, so each student can check his result through his exam ID from any computer/tablet/mobile.

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  • 04.19.2017

    CleanScore MoU Signing at Luarasi University

    CleanScore MoU Signing at Luarasi University

    Today on April 19th, in the premises of LUARASI University, Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) represented by Co-CEOs Mr. Aleksander Sarapuli and Mr. Martin Mata and Luarasi University represented by Rector Mr. Arben Malaj, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the CleanScore Project.

    This project aims to introduce automated test correction for student exams, which will increase transparency in the assessment of students; and also, improve the quality of teaching by replacing the local textbooks with international versions.

    The AADF is funding the $400,000 project which is currently being piloted in one public and one private university, but will expand to other interested universities. CleanScore is currently being implemented in the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana and the European University of Tirana where over 3,500 students in 20 different subjects were tested through CleanScore. AADF has begun the translation in Albanian of three international books in the economic field which will be available to students by ensuring qualitative and contemporary texts. Implementation of this project at the Faculty of Justice of the University of Tirana will begin in June.

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  • 02.23.2017

    CleanScore at European University of Tirana

    CleanScore at European University of Tirana

    The implementation of the CleanScore Project started at European University of Tirana (EUT) with two exams “Capital Markets & Financial Institutions” and “Advanced Research Methods”. This enables the evaluation of students through an automated process and increases the accuracy and transparency in the assessment of students. The technology decreased significantly the time required for scoring the exams. In these two exams attended 330 EUT students.

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  • 12.14.2016

    Exams through CleanScore

    Exams through CleanScore

    On December 9, 12 and 13, at Faculty of Economy  premises was conducted “Principles of Accounting” exam for 330 second year BA students, using CleanScore evaluation technology. This is a AADF-funded project and as of now, seven different subjects and 500 students were tested using CleanScore. This technology significantly reduces required evaluation time from several days to 30 minutes and above all avoids human evaluation errors. This automated process drastically improves evaluation transparency and accuracy.

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  • 09.29.2016

    Round Table Discussion on Education

    Round Table Discussion on Education

    On Thursday September 29th, the AADF’s Board of Trustees had a Round Table Discussion with the Minister of Education and Sport, the vice-Rector of the University of Tirana, the Dean and vice-Deans of the Faculty of Economics. The Minister of Education and Sport, Mrs. Lindita Nikolla expressed her gratefulness towards AADF’s continuous support and especially AADF’s latest project with the University of Tirana “CleanScore”. The parties discussed on the challenges facing the education in Albania, focusing on higher education that is now implementing the new law which will also provide new opportunities for collaboration and achievement of better quality of higher education.

    The University’s representatives pointed out the need for professional development of the faculty staff on the pedagogical skills and new teaching methodologies, the need of the Albanian universities to increase the research component in numbers and quality. It was also pointed out that university staff and students should have access to international digital libraries and research publications that would greatly help them in research and teaching.

    The Faculty’s representatives expressed great satisfaction for the start-up of the “CleanScore” project and the help that this approach and technology is helping them not only reducing scoring time but also providing very helpful reports.

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