Kemal Bülbül, General Manager of Measurement, Evaluation and Examination Services, gave information about the Measurement and Evaluation Regulation of the Ministry of National Education, which was published for the first time in the Official Gazette.
Pointing out that an umbrella regulation on measurement and evaluation was prepared for the first time upon the instructions of the Minister of National Education Yusuf Tekin, Bülbül said, “With the regulation, the issues that have been talked about in education for years were written, a new exam was not introduced. What kind of measurement should be in the classroom from pre-school to 12th grade, this is a new “We have defined it in our legislation. When you look at the entire regulation, there is no new exam to be given to the student. The regulation is based on four basic principles: ‘in-class measurement, school exams’, ‘monitoring research’, ‘central exams’ and ‘measurement and evaluation centres’.” said.
“Structuring school exams will positively affect all education”
Bülbül emphasized that the biggest problem in education is result-oriented measurement systems and said, “In Turkey, exams have an important place in education. The structuring of school exams will positively affect the whole education. There is a point where the student starts, and there is a point where he reaches. What we will try to do with the new regulation is; “Transition from a process-oriented measurement system to a process-oriented measurement system.” he said.
“Comparative data between schools will not be available”
Noting that the common exams in secondary schools and high schools will be held in 3 stages, Bülbül explained that the common exams will be applied “countrywide”, “province and districtwide” and “schoolwide”.
Bülbül made the following evaluations:
“The joint written exams to be held across the country or province and district will be like other written exams held in schools in terms of difficulty and scope, and will be used to evaluate students. Make-up evaluations will be required within the course for the subjects and achievements in which missing learning is observed. However, both across the country and across the province and district. Practices such as ranking students and comparing schools will be avoided in the joint exams to be held. The main purpose here will be to ensure unity in the implementation of the education curriculum and to allow students to be evaluated with valid and reliable measurement tools. Collective lists of students will not be published according to the results of the common exams held across the country, province or district. Comparative data between schools will not be available.”
“Questions such as multiple choice, true or false, and matching will not be used.”
Kemal Bülbül stated that the exam week practice will be implemented in secondary and high schools starting from this year and said, “With this practice, unity in the curriculum will be ensured. Exam dates will be announced by the schools on e-School at the beginning of the academic year. Lessons will continue to be taught in schools during the exam week. All exams prepared by teachers in schools will be taken.” “The questions will be composed of open-ended or short-answer questions. In no way will questions such as multiple choice, true-false, or matching questions be used in these exams.” he said.
“We want to hold the first common exam across the country this year.”
Kemal Bülbül explained the details of the practice in which some of the common written exams will be held by the Ministry at certain levels and in certain courses throughout the country on the days and hours determined by the Ministry as follows:
“As the Ministry, we want to hold the first common exam across the country this year. This year, as the Ministry, we plan to implement the written exams of certain courses at one level in secondary schools and high schools throughout the country. We will announce to our students and teachers on which day and time these will be held across the country. Country or province or district We aim to use open-ended questions in the joint written exams to be held across the country, if not this year, then in the following semesters. We are not introducing a new exam practice here. As the Ministry, we will hold one of the courses taken by the students every semester. The questions prepared by the Ministry will be delivered to the schools and will be made by the school. The exam documents will be prepared by the Ministry. “The evaluation will be done by provincial measurement and evaluation centers.”
“Excuse exams will be held for students who cannot attend the exams”
Stating that make-up exams will be held for students who cannot participate in the common exams, Bülbül said, “The make-up exam dates for the country-wide, provincial and district-wide joint written exams will be announced separately by the national education directorates and will be entered in e-School by the school principals.” said.
Bülbül said, “Except for the joint written exams to be held by the Ministry, the board of district national education directors will decide at which grade level and in which courses the joint written exam will be held throughout the province and district. The exam dates will also be announced to the schools in that province.” he said.
“We are working on creating a question bank”
Stating that these joint exams will be carried out by measurement and evaluation centers and the application will be done by teachers at school, Bülbül said, “The joint exams will consist of questions that measure achievements according to the principles of measurement and evaluation, and our teachers will take their own exams in schools with the questions we have prepared. For the joint written exams to be held throughout the school in the future.” “We will provide the questions in the exam. For this purpose, we are working on creating a question bank with the participation of our teachers. Our teachers will enter this system and get the questions for their exams from here.” said.
General Manager Bülbül noted that they would want branch and class-based analyzes to be made after the exams, regardless of the way the common exam is conducted.
Two exams will be held in one semester and a question distribution table will be prepared.
Stating that there will be two exams in a semester and the schedule of this will be determined, Bülbül said, “At the beginning of each year, the subject question distribution table of the exams will be prepared by the group teachers’ board. This will be done for the first time and will become mandatory. Thus, students and teachers will know in advance which subjects questions will be asked.” They will know.” said.
Bülbül stated that practical exams that measure 4 language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing will be started in Turkish lessons, as in foreign language lessons.
Wrong answers given in the written exam will not affect the correct ones.
Stating that the written exams will be evaluated out of 100 full points, Bülbül said, “Wrong answers given to the questions in the written exams will not affect the correct answers.” said.
Bülbül stated that short-term exams will be held for the purpose of giving feedback to the student, and that these will not be reflected in grades and may be multiple choice.
General Manager Kemal Bülbül added that the directive regarding the regulation will be published next week, and teachers will be provided with measurement tools and training support to ensure ease of implementation.