Examination board

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An examination board is an organization that sets examinations and is responsible for marking them and distributing results. Examination boards have the power to award qualifications, such as SAT scores, to students. Most exam boards are run as not-for-profit organizations.

List of national examination boards[edit]

Australia[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Philippines[edit]

  • The Professional Regulation Commission is the instrument of the Filipino people in securing for the nation a reliable, trustworthy and progressive system of developing professionals whose personal integrity and spiritual values are solid and respected, whose competencies are globally competitive, and whose commitment to serve the Filipino nation and the whole community is strong and steadfast. For a comprehensive database of examination results by the PRC, you may visit the PRC Official Website.

Although many examinees, specially in Engineering, have seen the board exam as very unreliable due to the number of anomalies. There are so many exam leakages and the content of the exam is not so related enough for them to qualify as engineers.

Poland[edit]

There is one state run central system of examination boards in Poland called "Centralna Komisja Egzaminacyjna" ("Central Examination Board") established within the new legislation on education issued by Polish parliament in 1998.[2] The central board has eight regional branches called "Okręgowa Komisja Egzaminacyjna" (OKE) - "Regional Examination Board". All primary and secondary schools and other education institutions in a region are served by the regional OKE. Universities are not part of that system. It is allowed by law to sit an exam in other regional board than the home one, but practically it does not happen. Each OKE is responsible for the content and administration of the entrance tests to Primary Schools, Gymnasiums and Secondary Schools in accordance to the Ministry of Education annual guidelines. Final secondary school examination called Matura (analogous to A Levels) is prepared each year by the Ministry of Education and administered by regional examiners, who are recruited, trained and paid by regional OKE boards. Each regional OKE has an authority to issue an official certificate of an examination.

Nr OKE Voivodeship
1. OKE Gdańsk pomorskie
kujawsko-pomorskie
2. OKE Jaworzno śląskie
3. OKE Kraków małopolskie
podkarpackie
lubelskie
4. OKE Łomża podlaskie
warmińsko-mazurskie
5. OKE Łódź łódzkie
świętokrzyskie
6. OKE Poznań wielkopolskie
zachodniopomorskie
lubuskie
7. OKE Warszawa mazowieckie
8. OKE Wrocław dolnośląskie
opolskie
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United Kingdom[edit]

England, Wales and Northern Ireland[edit]

The members of this list all provide A-Level and GCSE qualifications:

Traditionally, schools were restricted to one of a large number of regional examination boards, but now they can use any (though few outside Northern Ireland choose to use the Belfast-based CCEA). Furthermore, a number of boards have merged making a much lower number overall.

Scotland[edit]

Singapore[edit]

United States[edit]

Primary and secondary school tests are generally administered by the state boards of education - or in the case of private schools, private organizations whose affiliations align with those of the school. Tertiary school entrance qualifications and vocational qualifications are provided by other organizations.

Africa[edit]

West Africa[edit]

Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia[edit]

Southern Africa[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key Information". SACE Board of SA. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "About us". Central Examination Board official web site (in Polish). Retrieved 17 April 2013.