About project

National Institute for Certified Educational Measurementsis realizing a national project  Increasing quality of primary and secondary education with the use of electronic testing, finaced from EU resources.
Why electronic testing?
It is a modern tool for student assessment and flex­ible verification of mastering the learning content, thematic unit or grade. We will enable our schools to perform a faster form of testing of students’ knowledge, which is also used by well-developed Western- and Northern EU countries. We will use the online space of the young generation for objec­tive and secure testing. As of 2015, the PISA test­ing in OECD member states will be realised solely electronically. We have positive experience - more than 80 % of teachers and students in the Slovak Republic consider Maturita examination online more efficient than its paper version.
Project outputs
  • ca 30,000 new units from general education subjects
  • ca 130 new tests from educational fields and key competencies
  • creation of nationwide electronic database of units and tests
  • modern, software-secure processing and as­sessment of tests and units
  • engaging the teachers from different regions in the development of tests and units
  • support of teachers’ expert potential and crea­tivity
Anticipated Results
  • monitoring of quality trends in schools
  • promotion of school self-evaluation
  • provision of modern, practical electronic tools for teachers to ensure continuous assessment of students’ level of attainment and skills in various subjects
  • monitoring the students’ level of attainment, skills and key competencies
  • making student assessment more objective
  • launching of new, large database of task items and tests for the 2nd grade of primary schools and for secondary schools (ISCED 2 and ISCED 3 levels)
  • creation of new database of task items and tests for national measurements (Testing 9; external part of the Maturita examination)
  • free of charge training of teachers in the creation of innovative e-tests and e-task items
  • motivation of creative teachers
  • more frequent utilisation of e-assessment of stu­dents’ knowledge throughout the school year
  • elimination of students’ uncertainty and fear of elec­tronic testing
  • free of charge ICT training of the school’s online test­ing administrators
  • detection of the schools’ technical preparedness for the online testing (ICT state of affairs, Internet con­nection stability in primary and secondary schools)
  • research analyses of schools’ measurable outputs.