The State Students Admission Commission  of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Providing quality assessments and fair admissions in the Republic of Azerbaijan

School Leaving Examination

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School-Leaving Examinations

The SSAC conducted recent school-leaving examinations of the pupils graduating from the general secondary education (9-years of school) and the complete secondary education (11-years of school) institutions, empowered by the order № 611 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan  on the amendment dated  April 19, 2012. Also, “The Charter of the State Students Admission Commission of the Azerbaijan Republic” was approved by the order № 211 of the President of Azerbaijan dated April 6, 2005.

More than 400 school buildings, including 100 rural school buildings were reviewed promptly and their conformity to examinations was checked out. To ensure convenience of pupils, examinations were held not only in region centers, but also in remote village schools.

Invigilators were chosen among regional school teachers for managing examination process. Before examinations took place, the SSAC staff held  seminars and trainings in regions for these teachers.

In order to help graduates to get prepared as much as possible, the topics of the essays considered for the school-leaving examinations and assessment criterias along with test item samples on Native language and Mathematics (in Azerbaijani language for the school graguates with instructional language of Azerbaijani and in Russian language for the school graduates with instructional language of Russian), have been presented on the website of the Commission (www.tqdk.gov.az).

 The school-leaving examination was constructed as paper-based test on the subjects of the Native language and Mathematics. The 9th and 11th graders took the examinations in the first half and the second half of the examination day respectively. The pupils received 30 test items from each subject (60 test items overall). In addition to multiple-choice assignments, the pupils were provided with an essay question on a specific topic. The total duration of the examination was 2 hours (testing –1.5 hours and essay – 30 minutes). Each correct test item was graded with 1 point, meanwhile incorrect test items did not impact the overall score.  The evaluation of the essays was separated from test item grading, since the essays were considered as an additional indicator of academic performance evaluation.

Pupils whose instructional language was English or Georgian took their examinations only on Mathematics. The pupils with excused absences for school-leaving examinations, did not receive the mark of  “2”.

Test Dates, Time and Regional Testing Centers of School-Leaving Examinations

DATE

Time

Regional Testing Centres

On the basis of general education 

On the basis of complete general education 

08.06.2014

10:00

15:00

Baku city (Narimanov, Sabail, Yasamal, Nasimi, Nizami, Binagadi, Sabunchu, Khatai, Surakhanı, Khazar, Garadag and Pirallahi districts), Sumgait, Absheron

13.06.2014

10:00

15:00

Nakhchivan AR, Imishli, Saatli, Sabirabad, Fuzuli, Beylagan, Khocavand, Lankaran, Astara, Masalli, Lerik, Yardimli, Jalilabad, Salyan, Neftchala, Bilasuvar, Shirvan and Hajigabul

18.06.2014

10:00

15:00

Khizi, Shamakhi, Gobustan, Yevlakh, Barda, Aghjabadi, Aghdam, Tartar, Goychay, Ujar, Kurdamir, Aghdash, Zardab, Ismayilli, Aghsu, Guba, Gusar, Khachmaz, Shabran and Siyazan

24.06.2014

10:00

15:00

Ganja, Dashkasan, Goygol, Samukh, Naftalan, Goranboy, Shamkir, Gadabay, Akhstafa, Gazakh, Tovuz, Shaki, Balakan, Gax, Gəbələ, Oghuz, Zagatala and Mingachevir

Notes:

  • School-leaving examinations for graduates who had to take external examinations and did not participate in previous examinations for a valid reason were organized in Baku, Nakhchivan, Ganja, Shaki, Aghjabedi, Goychay, Shirvan, Lankaran, Khachmaz, Sumgait, Tovuz, Masalli, Salyan and Mingachevir on June 29, 2014.
  • School-leaving examinations for Russian sector graduates of the cities,marked bold in the table, were organized on the same day with the examinations for graduates of Baku, Sumgait cities and Absheron region.
  • School-leaving examinations for graduates of occupied regions were organized in the cities where  they settled.
  • List of schools which had exceptional proper cases was identified. School-leaving examination for the graduates of such kind of schools was held separately due to the schedule organized by the SSAC. Examinations took place in these schools. List of illnesses which restrict participation of students in school-leaving examinations had been defined with the corresponding institutions. Graduates suffering from such deseases did not participate in the examination.

 

Marking of School-Leaving Examination (Grade IX)

 

 

Marks*

Number of Correct Answers

Native Language 
(With the instructional language of Azerbaijani)

Native Language 
(With the instructional language of Russian)

 

Mathematics

“2”

0-7

0-7

0-7

“3”

8-16

8-16

8-16

“4”

17-23

17-23

17-22

“5”

24-30

24-30

23-30

*Marks of School Leaving Examination are divided into two categories: “3”, “4” and “5” being satisfactorial and “2” considered as unsatisfactory.

 

Marking of School-Leaving Examination (Grade XI)

 

Marks

Number of Correct Answers

Native language 
(With the instructional language of Azerbaijani)

Native Language 
(With the instructional language of Russian)

 

Mathematics

“2”

0-7

0-7

0-7

“3”

8-17

8-17

8-16

“4”

18-25

18-25

17-24

“5”

26-30

26-30

25-30

 

 

RESULTS OF SCHOOL-LEAVING EXAMINATIONS

SCHOOL GRADUATES OF 2014

 

 

 

Categories of Test Takers

Grade IX

Number (%)

Grade XI

Number (%)

Number of Test Takers*

111868

83093

-          With satisfactory marks on Math and Native language

69400
(62.04%)

61579
(74.11%)

-          With satisfactory mark on Native language only

84007
(75.22%)

69016
(83.23%)

-          With satisfactory mark on Mathematics only

78324
(70.01%)

66681
(80.25%)

* Graduates with the instructional language of Georgian or English took their examination only on mathematics.

 

 

RESULTS OF SECOND SCHOOL-LEAVING EXAMINATION*

 

 

 

Test Takers

Grade IX

Number (%)

Grade XI

Number (%)

Number of examinees

507

2382

-          With satisfactory marks

95 (16.87%)

414 (17.68%)

*Organized for test takers with excused absences only.

 

MARKS DISTRIBUTION

SCHOOL-LEAVING EXAMINATIONS (Grade XI), 2014

 

Categories of Test Takers

Subjects

Native Language

Number(%)

Mathematics

(%)

Overall Test Takers’ Population

82919

(100 %)

83093

(100.00)

Test Takers’ Correct Answers

55.31

53.02

-          Test takers with mark “2”

13903

(16.77)

16412

(19.75)

-          Test takers with mark “3”

30798

(37.14)

26888

(32.36)

-          Test takers with mark “4”

22084

(26.63)

24485

(29.47)

-          Test takers with mark “5”

16134

(19.46)

15308

(18.42)

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

MARKS DISTRIBUTION

SCHOOL-LEAVING EXAMINATIONS (Grade IX), 2014

Categories of Test Takers

Subjects

Native Language

(%)

Mathematics

(%)

Overall Test Takers’ Population

111682

(100%)

111868

(100%)

Test Takers’ Correct Answers

43.39%

42.92%

-          Test takers with mark “2”

27675

(24.78%)

33544

(29.99%)

-          Test takers with mark “3”

50570

(45.28%)

42754

(38.22%)

-          Test takers with mark “4”

22151

                    (19.83%)

19672

(17.59$)

-          Test takers with mark “5”

11286

(10.11%)

15898

(14.21%)

 

CORRELATION COEFFICENT

SCHOOL-LEAVING (GRADE XI) AND ADMISSION EXAMINATIONS

MAJOR GROUPS

NATIVE LANGUAGE

MATHEMATICS

BOTH SUBJECTS

I

0.791

0.740

0.823

II

0.792

0.734

0.821

III

0.824

0.755

0.845

IV

0.835

0.808

0.863

TOTAL

0.812

0.732

0.828

 

 

 

The SSAC simplified the difficulty level of examination questions and test items in accordance with the purpose of examinations. Thereby, some academic themes both on Native language and Mathematics considered to be very complicated or still questionable were not reflected in tested content. These themes include: