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Quality of teaching has often been raised as a problematic area in Albania, more so in recent years with the expansion of private universities. The issue is systemic and harder to reach by reforms. Two of the factors contributing to this problem are lack of transparency in student performance evaluation, and low quality of teaching modules/textbooks. CleanScore addresses both of these problems. CleanScore will set up a digital testing center solution that helps improve transparency in student evaluation as well as improve teaching quality by substituting current local textbooks with international versions adopted in Albanian. The project will be piloted in two universities, one public and one private. CleanScore aims to introduce a new way of grading and reporting on each exam students take, as well as introduce new textbooks for specific subjects.

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  • 04.19.2017

    CleanScore MoU Signing at Luarasi University

    CleanScore MoU Signing at Luarasi University

    Today on April 19th, in the premises of LUARASI University, Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) represented by Co-CEOs Mr. Aleksander Sarapuli and Mr. Martin Mata and Luarasi University represented by Rector Mr. Arben Malaj, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the CleanScore Project.

    This project aims to introduce automated test correction for student exams, which will increase transparency in the assessment of students; and also, improve the quality of teaching by replacing the local textbooks with international versions.

    The AADF is funding the $400,000 project which is currently being piloted in one public and one private university, but will expand to other interested universities. CleanScore is currently being implemented in the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana and the European University of Tirana where over 3,500 students in 20 different subjects were tested through CleanScore. AADF has begun the translation in Albanian of three international books in the economic field which will be available to students by ensuring qualitative and contemporary texts. Implementation of this project at the Faculty of Justice of the University of Tirana will begin in June.

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  • 02.23.2017

    CleanScore at European University of Tirana

    CleanScore at European University of Tirana

    The implementation of the CleanScore Project started at European University of Tirana (EUT) with two exams “Capital Markets & Financial Institutions” and “Advanced Research Methods”. This enables the evaluation of students through an automated process and increases the accuracy and transparency in the assessment of students. The technology decreased significantly the time required for scoring the exams. In these two exams attended 330 EUT students.

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  • 12.14.2016

    Exams through CleanScore

    Exams through CleanScore

    On December 9, 12 and 13, at Faculty of Economy  premises was conducted “Principles of Accounting” exam for 330 second year BA students, using CleanScore evaluation technology. This is a AADF-funded project and as of now, seven different subjects and 500 students were tested using CleanScore. This technology significantly reduces required evaluation time from several days to 30 minutes and above all avoids human evaluation errors. This automated process drastically improves evaluation transparency and accuracy.

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  • 09.29.2016

    Round Table Discussion on Education

    Round Table Discussion on Education

    On Thursday September 29th, the AADF’s Board of Trustees had a Round Table Discussion with the Minister of Education and Sport, the vice-Rector of the University of Tirana, the Dean and vice-Deans of the Faculty of Economics. The Minister of Education and Sport, Mrs. Lindita Nikolla expressed her gratefulness towards AADF’s continuous support and especially AADF’s latest project with the University of Tirana “CleanScore”. The parties discussed on the challenges facing the education in Albania, focusing on higher education that is now implementing the new law which will also provide new opportunities for collaboration and achievement of better quality of higher education.

    The University’s representatives pointed out the need for professional development of the faculty staff on the pedagogical skills and new teaching methodologies, the need of the Albanian universities to increase the research component in numbers and quality. It was also pointed out that university staff and students should have access to international digital libraries and research publications that would greatly help them in research and teaching.

    The Faculty’s representatives expressed great satisfaction for the start-up of the “CleanScore” project and the help that this approach and technology is helping them not only reducing scoring time but also providing very helpful reports.

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  • 06.06.2016

    CleanScore launching new project

    CleanScore launching new project

    Albanian American-Development Foundation represented by Mr. Michael Granoff, Chairman of the Board, Ministry of Education and Sports represented by Mrs. Lindita Nikolla, Minister, the Rector’s Office at the University of Tirana, represented by Mr. Mynyr Koni, Rector, and the European University of Tirana, represented by Mr. Adrian Civici, President of UET, signed a Memorandum of Understanding marking the launch of CleanScore, a project introducing digital testing center solutions that helps improve transparency in student evaluation; as well as improve teaching quality by substituting current local textbooks with international versions. This project, funded by AADF with a total value of $400,000, will run for 2.5 years and will be piloted with one public and one private university. During project implementation, 10 new books of international standards will be translated and adopted for Albanian context, 15 subjects will be tested through their own electron test banks using CleanScore technology and at least 2000 students will participate in digital exam scoring.

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