10+ million teachers in China facing IT skill cert test
Chinese government has determined to make its aggressive step to ensure that front line teachers are well equipped with IT skills in their daily work to ensure that they embrace the technology age. The newly launched “National Teachers’ Skill Test of Applied Educational Technology in Secondary and Elementary Schools” is going to make an impact on the careers of 10 million teachers in China.
Chinese Ministry of Education has announced the establishment of a certification program to test the ability of teachers in secondary and elementary schools to apply IT into their daily work. The program is geared towards promoting technology application in secondary and elementary schools in China. To demonstrate the determination to integrate technology into teaching, the government has mandated the certification as the prerequisite for national teachers’ licensure and directly related it to the career and promotion of teachers in China.
The test is a performance-based assessment designed to validate the hands-on skills of the teachers in computer applications that can be applied in teaching or courseware preparation and management. The exam is to be taken place in phases in advanced regions first and gradually rolled out nationwide. The goal is to have the entire population of 10+ million teachers in secondary and elementary schools in China certified in computer-assisted teaching in the next 3 years.
ATA is proud to be chosen as the exclusive exam delivery partner and technology provider of this national exam through the use of its world-leading Dynamic Simulation Testing (DST) technology for task-oriented exam items; its advanced ETX test delivery platform that has been deployed in the 1,500+ test center network in 30 provinces in China. The first exam already took place successfully with 150,000 test candidates in 260 test centers. The use of ATA Dynamic Simulation Testing technology was the highlight of the success.
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