With the joint initiative of the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education (SAVE), an "Electronic assessment tool" was developed for the first time in vocational education & training (VET) in the country. The assessment tool performs online evaluation of the knowledge of students studying in VET areas.
The platform was developed by the EU-funded “VET for the Future” project and delivered under the project’s activities to support inclusive education and apply innovative approaches in VET. The
e-assessment platform allows to organize exams in any relevant environment with the internet access, with an enabling feature to immediately see candidate’s result on the screen.
The assessment process is tested for the first time for the students of "chef" faculty at the Baku State VET Center for Culture and Crafts, and the Baku State VET Center for Tourism and Social Services.
Total of 31 people with all abilities participated in the exam.
In the assessment tool, questions can be prepared by "single choice", "multiple choice" and "true/false" question types and by "1 point", "2 points" and "3 points" according to the difficulty level. All information related to the exam (subjects, modules, questions), including details of participants and results, is stored in the system, and can be viewed at any time by users.
This platform will enable SAVE to get information about students' participation, progress, results, as well as overall performance challenges in the form of reports. Based on the collected data, SAVE
will be able to summarize the learning assessment reports and analyze them to evaluate the entire process. The next exam using this assessment platform will be organized on 4 August 2022 at the Ganja State VET Center for Industry and Technologies for the "tailor" group.
These inclusive trainings where this new assessment tool is applied are free of charge and are currently organized in up to 10 different vocational areas. Those who have successfully completed the training programme will receive the official certificates of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The training programme will support the lifelong education approach in Azerbaijan and will help create new employment opportunities for vulnerable groups, young people, women, and men who have been trained in this direction in the future.