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CleanScore expansion project is a unique opportunity to spread nationwide in universities all over Albania. It aims to become a framework in higher education agendas, by capturing the majority of the student base. CleanScore pilot has showed that when integrity, transparency, quality and efficiency are applied in student assessments, a magnitude of positive tangible and intangible occurrences happen. From enhanced student trust, normalization of grade distribution, reduction of grading time to overall non-partisan assessment, CleanScore has the foresight to become an indispensable tool to the system.

During the two-year pilot phase CleanScore has challenged the status quo and surpassed the expectations. Over 30,000 assessments have been scored using the CleanScore technology and methodology in 4 higher education institutions. The first translated international textbook “Entrepreneurship” from Pearson was published in 2018 and 3 more will be published by the end of the year.

Through the expansion CleanScore will operate 14 stations nationwide that will cover test scoring for 85% of students in higher education in Albania for 6 years. 10 more international textbooks in the fields of economics and education will be translated and published in the next 3 years. CleanScore will build and operate the first Digital Book Platform in Albanian academia that will increase student’s accessibility to textbooks, reduce book costs for students and also minimize the photocopying phenomena.

Total AADF’s investment for the implementation of the CleanScore expansion project in the years 2019 – 2024 is $2,7 million.

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  • 07.16.2019

    Meetings with Universities for expansion of CleanScore Project

    Meetings with Universities for expansion of CleanScore Project

    In the framework of its expansion, CleanScore project continues to positively influence higher education in Albania. While showing a sustainable increase, the project has managed to grade over 50,000 exam answer sheets. CleanScore operates in 5 dedicated offices in 4 different universities: University of Tirana, University of Durres Aleksander Moisiu, European University of Tirana, and Agricultural University of Tirana. The involvement of other faculties of the University of Tirana (Faculty of History and Philology, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Faculty of Social Sciences) has begun as a consequence of the positive impact of CleanScore together with the increase of requests from the professors. The project management team and office coordinators have conducted presentations and meetings with all partner universities in order to inform the staff and promote CleanScore. The meetings were held at various faculties of partner universities with the participation of academic and administrative staff. Meetings and presentations at universities have assured once more the importance of CleanScore in higher education in Albania. The comments in the meetings have been very positive, promising a successful continuity by increasing the usage of CleanScore and assuring new collaborations. The professors have expressed their interest in the implementation of CleanScore as well as the initiative for the translation of academic textbooks, always emphasizing the need for such an initiative in higher education in Albania.

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  • 04.26.2019

    CleanScore Expansion – Round Table with the Rectors of Public Universities in Albania

    CleanScore Expansion – Round Table with the Rectors of Public Universities in Albania

    On 26th of April the AADF organized a round table with the presence of Mr. Michael Granoff, Chairman of the Board of AADF, representatives of the ministry of education and Rectors of Public Universities in Albania where it presented the CleanScore Expansion project plan 2019 – 2024. The participants expressed their interest in continuing the collaboration with AADF in the implementation of CleanScore in their institutions. It was a shared belief that by working together we can achieve more than each of us can do alone. CleanScore expansion project is a unique opportunity to spread nationwide in universities all over Albania. CleanScore pilot has showed that when integrity, transparency, quality and efficiency are applied in student assessments, a magnitude of positive tangible and intangible occurrences happen. From enhanced student trust, normalization of grade distribution, reduction of grading time to overall non-partisan assessment, CleanScore has the foresight to become an indispensable tool to the system. CleanScore has challenged the status quo and surpassed the expectations. Over 41,000 tests have been scored using the CleanScore technology and methodology in 4 higher education institutions. The first translated international textbook “Entrepreneurship” from Pearson was published in 2018 and 3 more will be published this year. Through the expansion CleanScore will operate 14 offices nationwide that will cover test scoring for 85% of students in higher education in Albania. 10 new international textbooks in the fields of economics and education will be translated and published in the next years. CleanScore will build and operate the first Digital eBook Platform in Albanian academia that aims to increase student’s accessibility to textbooks, reduce book costs for students and also minimize the photocopying phenomena. Total AADF’s investment for the implementation of the CleanScore expansion project in the years 2019 – 2024 is $ 2,7 million.

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  • 02.21.2019

    “CleanScore” signing of the project implementation Agreement at “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

    “CleanScore” signing of the project implementation Agreement at “Aleksandër Moisiu” University, Durrës

    On February 20, 2019, at the campus of the University “Alexander Moisiu” in Durrës (UAMD), the Co-CEO’s of AADF, Mr. Aleksandër Sarapuli and Mr. Martin Mata, signed with the Rector of the University Prof. Dr. Kseanela Sotirofski the Agreement for the implementation of the CleanScore Project for the years 2019 – 2024.

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  • 12.21.2018

    Promotion of the book “Entrepreneurship” in Kosovo and Macedonia

    Promotion of the book “Entrepreneurship” in Kosovo and Macedonia

    Within the framework of the promotion of the book “Entrepreneurship”, the management team of CleanScore Project visited the Albanian speaking Universities in Kosovo and Macedonia. The team met with the Deans of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”, University of Peja “Haxhi Zeka”, “Universum College”, “University for Business and Technology” and “AAB College” in Pristina, as well as the University of Southeastern Europe in Tetovo.

    During these meetings the university representatives were introduced to the activities of AADF and CleanScore project, focusing on the book’s component. A copy of the book “Entrepreneurship” was donated to each university, which was the focus of the visits. The Deans were introduced to the whole strict process of translation, editorship and book publication, as well as with the other books that AADF is translating. In all the meetings held, the lack of academic textbooks and their low quality was tackled as a common problem. The conversations between the parties clearly reflected that the situation of academic textbooks in Kosovo and Macedonia is similar to Albania. All the universities expressed their considerations for the book “Entrepreneurship” and agreed to propose for approval of book to the adequate instances of the institutions in order for it to be used as the main textbook for the “Entrepreneurship” subject, depending on the program of each university.

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  • 10.23.2018

    The “Entrepreneurship” textbook in the lecture halls of the University of Tirana

    The “Entrepreneurship” textbook in the lecture halls of the University of Tirana

    As part of the CleanScore project AADF presented the newest “Entrepreneurship” textbook translated from the English version published by Pearson publishing company. The book translation finished recently and it was presented for the first time to the third-year Bachelor students at the Faculty of Economics of University of Tirana. These students will use the book in the fall semester of the academic year 2018-2019. The novelties of the book were explained by the professor of the respective subject, and the first impressions from the students were very positive since many of them had already started the academic year with the new book in their hands. This event format will be held to present the book in each university and faculty where the book will be applied. This book translation practice is followed by other textbooks which are already under the translation, such as: “Personal Finance”, “Financial Accounting” and “International Business”.

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  • 06.21.2018

    CleanScore initiates automated exam scoring at UAMD

    CleanScore initiates automated exam scoring at UAMD

    AADF started the implementation of the CleanScore project at “Aleksander Moisiu” University in Durres (UAMD). CleanScore aims to establish a new quality standard for the academic process and transparency of student assessment. The first exams to be scored through CleanScore at UAMD are “Fundamentals of Management”, “History of Albanian Antique-Medieval Economy,” “Applied Physics” and “EU Banking and Financial System” which will be followed by a number other subject. UAMD joins a wide network of public and private universities that implement the CleanScore standard for student examinations.

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  • 05.25.2018

    CleanScore – Training with the professors of the Aleksandër Moisiu University

    CleanScore – Training with the professors of the Aleksandër Moisiu University

    The AADF CleanScore Project Manager held a presentation and training session with professors  of “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës,. This training session informed the professors about the technicalities of implementing and using the CleanScore technology. The activity was organized with the support of Vice Rector, Ass. Prof. Doc. Elton Noti. Dr. Noti expressed his enthusiasm and confidence for  the successful implementation of the project with the support of the AADF.  The professors gave positive feedback on the project’s objectives and look forward to begin piloting in the upcoming exam season in June 2018.

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  • 05.15.2018

    AADF presents the publication of the book “Entrepreneurship” in Albanian (via Report TV)

    AADF presented the book “Entrepreneurship”, the first of a series of economics books to be published under the CleanScore project. “Entrepreneurship” is a translation of the international version published by Pearson (the authors are Peggy A. Lambing and Charles R. Kuehl, two professors at the University of Missouri). This practical textbook introduces the concepts of entrepreneurship and guides students in creating a business plan. The book presents different types of businesses and encourages self-employment opportunities. AADF is also working on translating and publishing other books including “Personal Finance”, “Financial Accounting” and “International Business”, which are all publications of prestigious publishing houses Pearson and McGraw-Hill.

  • 05.04.2018

    CleanScore at Luarasi University College

    CleanScore at Luarasi University College

    The AADF launched the implementation of the CleanScore project at Luarasi University. CleanScore aims to bring transparency to student evaluation through computerized student grading. “Financial Institutions and Capital Markets” is the first course in the Master of Science program in Finance and Banking which will use CleanScore to evaluate student exams.

    We are excited to have Luarasi University participate and support CleanScore’s efforts!

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  • 04.26.2018

    Signing of MoU with “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës

    Signing of MoU with “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës

    AADF’s CleanScore Project will be launched at the “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës. A memorandum of understanding was signed between AADF Co-CEOs Martin Mata and Aleksander Sarapuli and the Rector of Aleksandër Moisiu, Dr. Kseanela Sotirofski. CleanScore’s automated test scoring will be implemented in order to improve transparency and quality in student evaluation. The project has another component which will replace local textbooks with international textbooks in a variety of subjects. This project is fully founded by the AADF and is being piloted in public and private universities in Albania. CleanScore is impacting over 20,000 students in 50 different subject areas. Currently the AADF is working on the Albanian translation of four different international textbooks in the field of economics that will be provided to college students.

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