Things are changing for the education system here in Georgia, specifically in regards to English, and they’re changing quickly. As we all know, native English speakers have been brought in, the required language for students to learn has switched, new textbooks have been dispersed, and now? Teachers are partaking in integrated English and computer exams.
This year, 1,600 teachers took the exam, with 54% of them successfully passing it, which is a major increase compared with the mere 23% that managed to pass it last year. The benefits of passing the exam include a 200 GEL pay increase, and 1,000 GEL for those that score within the top 25%.
The exam aims to test teachers’ ability to conduct research for their professional development and teaching methods. While I have not seen the exam itself, I will speak a little to my personal knowledge of its effects on my co-teachers, both…
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