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National Examinations Center

“Learning takes place in students’ heads where it is invisible to others. This means that learning must be assessed” – Eberly Center, Carnegie Mellon University

The National Examination Center (NEC) is the sole authorized institution in Albania to conduct assessment for all National High-Stake Exams and Regulated Professions Licensure Examinations. NEC has a high impact in the Education sector as it directly affects assessment of all pre-university cycle and Regulated Professions.

AADF’s vision for NEC is to introduce international standards in assessment that will guarantee and improve transparency, integrity, time processing and costs. Acting as a data warehouse NEC will be able to provide business intelligence insight in policymaking and agendas for the education sector in Albania.

Through this project AADF aims to further improve the Center’s capacities by analyzing operational models that protect integrity, reduce political influence and will contribute to upgrade the centers technology. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education a revised legal framework for NEC will be proposed to ensure that it operates as a proficient and autonomous institution. A management plan based on the new operational modem will be prepared as part of this project.

Total AADF’s investment for the implementation of the National Examinations Center project in the years 2018 – 2019 is $410,000.

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  • 04.24.2019

    Donation of equipment to the Center for Educational Services

    Donation of equipment to the Center for Educational Services

    On April 23, 2019, at the premises of the Center for Educational Services, the Chairman of the AADF Board of Trustees, Mr. Michael Granoff and Minister of Education, Sports and Youth, Besa Shahini, sign the Donation Act for the equipment and programs for this center. The parties were also introduced with the assessment  procedure conducted with the new equipment. This initiative is part of the AADF project in co-operation with the MoESY with the aim to strengthen the Center for Educational Services in order to modernize and increase the capacity and quality of services. The project, launched in October 2018, with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the AADF and the MoESY, will complete its first phase by the end of 2019. The AADF donated to CES the equipment with a total value of US$ 147,000, and this is only a part of this joint intervention, as AADF has contracted Cambridge Assessment International Education experts with 150 years of experience in over 160 countries. CAIE’s experts will identify and propose strategic interventions to empower CES based on the world’s best practices in the field of testing. AADF highly appreciates the close co-operation with the MASR, which has considered the Foundation as the “Strategic Partner in Education”, and we believe that together we can implement interventions that push the improvement of the Albanian education system rapidly.

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