School Education Quality Assessment Project (SEQAP) aims at helping developing countries that have insufficient capacity of experts to master use of the assessment technologies through development and adaptation of tools. The developed technology becomes country’s own. It then can be used by state authorities and school administration for educational assessment in the situation where large-scale international comparative research is not conducted.
The initiative is operated by the Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED) and managed by agreements between CICED and organizations participating in the project from four countries: Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. SEQAP was launched as a part of the Russia Education Aid for Development (READ) Program in 2008. . The SEQAP is a partnership that formed under the READ Program when CICED introduced promising tools for education quality assessment that could be adapted and used in a different cultural context and language.
Promoting tools for education quality assessment at a school level to encourage its use among specialists working in schools (teachers, school administration, curriculum specialists) through distant training, seminars and workshops
Developing, localizing and adapting modern methodologies and tools for education quality assessment in the different cultural contexts and languages
Sharing knowledge on importance of the regular education quality assessment
Strengthening regional cooperation of specialists from developing countries working on improvement of the education quality.