“Abituri” hours are included in the schedule of the 12th graders concerning the subjects, that they will pass during 2010-2011 High School exams. “Abituri” hours are reflected in the National Curriculum and it envisages repeating the covered material. Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Dimitri Shashkini attended the biology lesson in the scope of “Abituri” hours in Tbilisi Public School №122.Minister spoke about the new CAT system. High School exams will be held according to this system.
“Abituri” hours will be given in all subjects, the schoolchildren will pass during the High School exams. These are the following subjects: Georgian Language and Literature (Georgian as the second language for non-Georgian schools), mathematics, foreign language, history of Georgia and the world history, geography, physics, chemistry and biology.
“Abituri” hours give the schoolchildren opportunity to repeat the covered material and get better prepared for High School exams.
Giving “Abituri” hours in the subjects that are not taught in the 12th form is particularly important. These subjects are: geography, biology and physics. The schoolchildren do not receive scores during “Abituri” hours. These lessons help the schoolchildren to repeat the covered material and tasks.
For the first time in Georgia, High School exams will be held though the computer, with the so called CAT exam model. Exam will be held in all general educational institutions on the same day.
Exam base will be created in each subject. Tasks are divided according to the levels in several (7-10) categories. The program evaluates the knowledge according to the answers and then chooses the next questions and categories. Applicant receives the result of the exam simultaneously after finishing the exam. The minimal competency level in each subject is shown through the concrete indicator of abilities and not the mark. Assessment of the computer program is not reflected on the schoolchild’s annual mark. It will not be changed.