Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

TarSU TAKES THE 3rd PLACE AMONG MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITIES BY THE EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

December 9 in Almaty the Ministry of Education and Science, the Department of Higher, Postgraduate Education and International Cooperation held a meeting to discuss the problems of credit technology. Also participants of the event discussed the problem of external evaluation of educational achievements. The vice rector for educational and methodical part of TarSU Tiribolsyn Omarbekuly attended the meeting which was held at Turan University.
TarSU takes the 3rd place among multidisciplinary universities by the external assessment of educational achievements (EAEA). The multidisciplinary universities consist of 14 public and many private universities.
The evaluation was conducted from the 4th to the 7th of November 2014 to 36 specialties of law, economics and business, agriculture, and for the first time on engineering science and technology.
Testing was attended by 1,062 full-time students (863 in Kazakh, 209 in Russian) and by 174 students from correspondence department (151in Kazakh, 23 in Russian). 495 of them were tested in the Hydro complex and 741 in Taraz State pedagogical institute.
According to the director of the Department of educational and methodical work Aldabergen Malibekov specifically 7 classrooms were prepared for testing. Test collections were collected in the library by the all specialties. The list of students taking the test was determined contingent and entered into the database of National testing center.
In educational institutions, implementing professional training programs in higher education, EAEA is done to monitor the quality assessment of educational services, and to determine the level of appraisal of student learning of academic disciplines provided by the state mandatory standards of higher education (SMSE) for final-year students.
EAEA is held in the form of complex testing using paper media. EAEA is used to conduct tests on the cycles of basic and majors of SMSE.
Since 2013 in order to optimize the monitoring test items a new format is used that gives several answers, but it does not specify how many of them are correct. So, based on the questions and response options, the student can choose multiple answers. The one who gives the all the answers to the question gets 2 points, for each incorrect answer – 1 score and for 2 or more mistakes 0 point is given.
Tiribolsyn Omarbekuly commented on these innovations: "If earlier the test consisted of four answers and only one of them was right, now one question can have 8 answers. If the student finds all the right answers, then he will get maximum points.
So this is a very effective form of testing compared to the previous system, because before students could answer randomly. The new testing system is to determine the student's training, how well he learned the material." The National testing center issued special certificates for students who received the highest scores.

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