INVESTING IN EDUCATION, THE CRITICAL STRATEGY FOR LONG-TERM GROWTH AND CRUCIAL FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ALBANIA

2019 International Scientific Journal Monte  
The Education Policy Review was initiated in 2015 by the Republic of Albania, with the purpose of supporting the country's vision for educational reform in the context of its national, regional, and international aspirations. Albania's longstanding relationship with UNESCO as a key international development partner provided an ideal opportunity for technical cooperation on the EPR. Drawing on UNESCO's expertise, the Education Policy Review (EPR) report provides an evidence-base and analysis for
more » ... the harmonization of ongoing national reform efforts with Albania's commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the area of education. Source: Albanian Report 2016. Monitoring student progress with learning trackers (observation logs, observation forms, conferring logs, etc.) provides the teacher with data, e.g., the degree to which the student has mastered a learning target, who needs retouching, who needs additional challenges, what the next learning target should be, how students should be grouped for small-group instruction, and who needs to be observed more closely for a possible learning intervention. Meaningful information can come with purposely designed and systematically used learning trackers which are then used to make decisions about student placement and instructional pacing. "Effective teachers see things. The existing research does indicate, however, that welldesigned classroom testing programs bear a positive relationship to later student achievement. Beneficial effects are noted when tests are: Administered regularly and frequently An integral part of the instructional approach (i.e., well-aligned with the material being taught) Collected, scored, recorded and returned to students promptly so that they can correct errors of understanding before these become ingrained
doi:10.33807/monte.1.201904252 fatcat:n2sinz2pkvf4phifkprgqss2s4