Aselle Tasmagambetova took part in the international educational conference EdCrunch Reload: "Merging Mind and Technology". As part of the panel discussion “Doomed to Success: School’s Influence on Life…
CNT (Common National Testing). This is the word children threatened with almost from the elementary school being encouraged to prepare for the first and serious examination in their life. Parents make maximum efforts to create for their children all conditions for preparation, starting from private classes with teachers till special extra courses. And what if there are no parents? Who will help a foster child from a social institution to understand all peculiarities of the test and to successfully pass this milestone?
Within the frame of the Education Project, Saby Charitable Foundation has been cooperating for three years already with one of the leading centers in Almaty for the preparation of school leavers to the CNT. Children from the sponsored boarding schools are financed by the Foundation to attend courses three times a week from October till May.
We were pleased with the results of previous periods: the pupils who passed the program were able to get good grades in the testing and many of them entered universities under state grants. No wonder that the number of those wishing to attend extra classes has increased this year.
The CNT is certainly a stress for any pupil but systematic preparation for it will give confidence at the critical moment and will become a guarantee for successful study in the following years.
And we will learn the indicator of our work next June when we see the evaluation of our eight-month work in the number of grades got by pupils.