THE CORRELATION AMONG DIFFERENT TYPES OF EXAMS IN AZERBAIJAN

TitleTHE CORRELATION AMONG DIFFERENT TYPES OF EXAMS IN AZERBAIJAN
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsAlasgarova, GA
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume81
Issue4
Start Page431-448
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedAugust/2023
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7111
Keywordseducational evaluation, exam correlation, large-scale exams, national and international measurement
Abstract

It is crucial to examine the alignment of different exam results conducted by various organizations to improve the quality of assessment. The research used a document analysis method with recent, publicly available national and international reports addressing the research question. The following main question was examined through the document analysis: What exams have the highest correlation and are more trustworthy in Azerbaijan for short and long-term outcomes? The data were analyzed to discover any statistical comparisons of university admission exams with the 9th and 11th grade SEC exams, school grades, and other assessments. Research shows that the State Examination Center’s exams align with its own evaluations and international assessment (OECD). They can be considered methodologically rigorous, providing a more valid yardstick for measuring student knowledge and achievement. Overall, exams by the SEC had a high correlation coefficient compared to Higher Education Institutions’ assessments. As more and more international students want to pursue their education in Azerbaijan, these findings can be valuable for their decision-making and tertiary level.

URLhttps://oaji.net/articles/2023/457-1691443697.pdf
DOI10.33225/pec/23.81.431
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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