By the assignment of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Dimitri Shashkini, Ministry’s General Inspection starts to inspect administration of those schools that performed at low level in the school leaving examinations. Head of General Inspection of the Ministry Irakli Andriashvili stated about this at the briefing held in the Ministry.
School leaving exams was organized in the format of Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). The exams were held in 1520 public and private schools across Georgia. Eight-day-long exam process was carried out without complications. 50 000 schoolchildren took the school leaving exams in 8 subjects. 30 % of the school graduates showed a high level of knowledge at the exams; 5 % out of them - got the highest grades. Judging from the outcomes, one can state that learning process at Georgian general educational institutions was improved. Furthermore, the foreign experts positively assessed the CAT exams and started to work on introducing this model in their country’s education system.
Despite the accomplishments, several schools performed at low level in the school leaving examinations, it means that the leaning process at those schools is below satisfactory.
The school administration is responsible for managing learning process at schools. According to the article 25 of the Law of Georgia on General Education, the school principal or/and respective structural division or/and member of the respective structural division is responsible for implementing the national curriculum, administering the legal administrative acts of the Ministry, managing learning process and reasonably handling the school finances. (11.07.2009.#1385). Respectively, this article was breached at those schools that performed at low level in the school leaving examinations, hence, the rights of the schoolchildren for getting a quality secondary education was neglected.
Proceeding from this, Minister Shashkini asked the school board members of the mentioned schools to put the responsibility of the school administration at stake. If schools boards avoid fulfilling this responsibility, they will be held responsible. The Ministry’s General Inspection will monitor this process.