On 15 May 2020, UNESCO Almaty convened the second in the webinar series on education sector response to COVID-19 in Central Asian countries, with a focus on online learning and assessment of online learning including high-stakes examinations during the prolonged course of school closures.
More than 30 representatives of the Ministries of Education from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, as well as Armenia and the Republic of Moldova participated in the webinar.
Mr. Tigran Yepoyan, Regional Advisor on Education and Health at the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE), provided a brief overview of coping strategies adopted by different countries to manage high-stakes exams.
Prof. Mart Laanpere, Senior Researcher of the Centre for Educational Technology at Tallinn University (Estonia), delivered a keynote presentation on “E-assessment in the context of distance learning: methodology and technical solutions”, providing a snapshot of assessment modalities – formative, summative, diagnostic and online assessments.
More detailed information about the webinar is available on the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office website.