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Regulations on certification of students and semester control



Regulations on certification of students and semester details “Regulations on the organization of the educational process NTU KPI" in terms of technology holding attestation for students and semester control. Assigned for lecturers of university, collaborators of the dean’s office and students.

1. Overview
2. Certification of the students
3. Overview
4. The procedure of certification
5. Semester control
6. Overview
7. Preparation for semester control
8. Regulation of semester control
9. Issuance of the results of the semester control
10. Peculiarities of issuance of examination and informational control of the practices

1. Overview

Control measures are an essential element of feedback in the learning process to determine the appropriate level of student’s acquired knowledge and skills requirements of regulations relating to higher education and ensure the adjustment of the educational process.

Main types of control of the educational process are: current ,foreign and semester. Current control is held up by teachers for auditorium lessons of all types. The main target of the current control is checking the level of training students to accomplish a specific job. The main purpose of the current control is providing the feedback between teachers and students in the learning process, providing management training of motivation for students. Information received during the current control is used as a teachers - to adjust the methods and means of teaching and as students - to schedule individual work. Current control is held in the form of oral questioning or written rapid control on the practical lessons and lecturers in the form of colloquium, as the result of which the studentis allowed to accomplish lab work, student’s speech in the discussions of question at the seminars and also in the form of computer’s testing.

Forms of helding the current control and criteria for assessing the level of knowledge and skills defined by the appropriate department. The results of the current control (current successfulness) of the discipline is the basic information of helding the examination and can be considered by the teacher during examination of this discipline. The most objective and systematic account of current successfulness is ensured by using a rating system of evaluation. (Look. "Regulations of the rating system assessment of the level of students"). Foreign (module, theme and calendar)control - is the control of students' knowledge after studying logically completed part of the curriculum subjects. This control can be thematic (modular) or calendar and be in the form of control works, tests or accomplishment of calculation or calculation and graphic tasks, course project (work) etc.

Semester control of a particular discipline is conducted in accordance with the curriculum in the semester examination, examination (differential examination) within the deadline set by the curricula and educational material to the extent determined by the work program of discipline. The form of the semester control (oral, written, combined, testing, etc.), the content and structure of the examination of tickets (control tasks) and assessment criterions are defined by the decision of the department.

Semester exam – is a type of final control of student theoretical and practical material from a specific discipline of the semester, which is held during the examination session. Credit (differential credit) – is a kind of total control in which student’s learning of educational material on the subject is assessed on the basis of current control (testing, the current survey, individual assignments and certain types of work on practical , seminar or laboratory classes) during the semester. Semester test plan without examination and usually do not provide the compulsory presence of student at the credit.

2. Certification of the students

2.1. Overview

Attestation is the calendar quizzes. The purpose of holding the attestation is to increase the responsibility and effectiveness of accomplishment of graphic of the educational student’s process.

Student’s attestation is held up twice in the semester (at 8 and 14 weeks each semester ) required for the I -IV courses in all academic disciplines taught in this semester . In fifth and sixth years of certification may be made by the Academic council departments ( institutions) .

The results of student’s attestation can be considered by the teacher during the exam (credit) on this discipline.

Student is allowed to the semester control from a particular discipline if he to the beginning of the semester control of this discipline liquidated debts of laboratory work (computer practical work) and individual tasks, provided for the working educational plan on the semester of this educational discipline. In the case of two unsatisfactory attestation, student is allowed to the semester control of the certain discipline if to the beginning of the semester control from this discipline he received a positive mark at the control arrangement of the second attestation.

Student is not allowed to the semester control from a certain discipline if he has two unsatisfactory attestation from the discipline and to the beginning of the semester control from this discipline he didn’t get a positive mark at control arrangements of the second attestation.

Student is subject to expulsion from the university to the beginning of examination session for nonfulfillment of educational plan during the semster in case of receiving “unsatisfactory” or “non-attestated” (without good reason) on both attestation of three or more subjects at the current semester.

2.2 The procedure of certification

The procedure of certification of student’s in every educational discipline is determined by the appropriate department and lead students to the beginning of the educational semester.

Attestation from the certain discipline can be held:

According to the results of the current control (rapid controls) in the presence of no less than three assessments at the time of certification. In this case, the condition of unsatisfactory attestation is to have over 50% “unsatisfactory” marks;

by performing students Module test (MCW). In this case, condition of satisfactory evaluation is positive assessment by the MCW;

by using a rating system for evaluating the discipline. The condition of unsatisfactory attestation is the meaning of current rating of a student less than 50% of the maximum possible at the time of attestation.

An obligatory condition of satisfactory attestation is the absence at the time of attestation debts from laboratory works (computer practical works), enrollment to the semester individual tasks (essay, home control work, quantitative work, quantitative-graphic works, course project (work) etc.). If the deadline of passing the semester individual task is not over, the condition of satisfactory attestation is lagging from the graph of accomplishment work less than three weeks.

The results of attestation are written down by the teachers in attestation information (addition A and B) at the dean’s office no later than next first two working days after attestational week.

In the attestational information a teacher in front of the surname of every attestated student write down:

- (satisfactory) in the case of positive evaluation ;
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- (unsatisfactory) in the case of negative evaluation;
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- ( not attestated) if student is not attestated;
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Student is not attestated if he:

- was absent at the control arrangement in the case of attestation by accomplishing module control work;
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- has at least three marks in the case of attestation according to the results of current control.
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Below the column of a certain discipline, teacher indicates the absolute success, introduce the date of accomplishing the information, signs and notes their surnames and initials.

In the last column of addition B, course leader of the educational group indicates the number of missed classes (in academic hours) from the beginning of the semester, signs and notes their surnames and initials.

3. Semester control

3.1 Overview

List of the seminars from a certain discipline are carried out after ending its learning before examination session. Credits are accepted by teachers, who held up practical, seminars and other classes at the educational group or read the lecturers of the certain discipline, which is determined by an appropriate department.

Credit is put down according to the results of student’s educational work in the semester (student’s accomplishment of semester indiviadual tasks and control works, speeches at the seminars and marks at the current control. Using the rating system of evaluation “accepted” is assigned if the student received rating from the discipline at least 0.6 of the maximum value (rating scale).

If the student hasn’t received the credit according to the results of educational work at the semester (including rating) , the credit is put down according to the results of accomplishing the final control work or interview at the last class of this discipline.

Semester exams are composed by students during examination session according to the schedule approved by the dean (director of the institute) and lead to teachers and students no later than one month to the beginning of the meeting. Deviation from the schedule exams is unacceptable. In the case of illness of examiner, head of the department has to accomplish his replacement and notify about this to the dean’s office.

Student’s preparation for every exam has to be planned at least 2-4 days depending on the amount of educational semester hours from the discipline). Before each examination it is necessary to be consulted on what the teacher has to inform students who is not admitted to the exam .

Student is not allowed to control a semester courses , if he hasn’t done all types of work ( laboratory work, computer practice works and certain individual tasks) provided a working curriculum for a semester of this academic discipline , or it is unsatisfactory both certification of the discipline and received a positive evaluation of the additional control measures of the second arrangement. This teacher of certification-examination will note "not allowed ".

Student is not allowed to the semester control of a particular discipline can not be the cause of its non-admission to the semester control of other disciplines.

Student who fell ill during the session, shall inform the dean about his illness no later than the day after the exam and the week after recovery which is submitted to the Dean's medical certificate in the prescribed form (for full-time students - certified university student clinic ) .

Exams are accepted by lecturers who taught the course. In conducting the examination may be involved teachers who performed in the study group sessions with other disciplines. If some sections read several disciplines teachers exam ( test) can be done by exhibiting their involvement with one total score . As an exception , for good cause , head of the department in consultation with the Dean ( Director of the Institute ) may assign another teacher taking the exam .

Results of exams , differential tests, protection course projects (works) and practices are evaluated by four-point scale (" excellent" , "good" , "satisfactory ", " unsatisfactory" ), and tests - for 2 point scale (" Accepted ", " Fail ").

Student who was not admitted to the accomplishment of the semester control , or was admitted , but there was no good reason for an exam or test (if student attendance is mandatory ), or was removed from the exam ( test) is considered one that used an appropriate attempt to pass an exam (test) on the subject and has debts.

If you receive an unsatisfactory evaluation or availability of debt to retake exam ( test) on the subject no more than two times. In the second retake exam ( test) the student may receive commission , created by Dean ( Director of the Institute). Evaluation is acquired by students as a result of the second retake exam ( test) is final .

In cases of conflict motivated by an application student or teacher Dean ( Director of the Institute) , a commission for the acceptance test ( test) , which include : head of the department (principal lecturer) relevant department and teachers , representatives of the dean, the student’s council and the trade union committee students of the Faculty ( Institute ).

The exam for enhancing positive assessment are allowed no more than three courses for the entire period of study at the university. This permission gives dean (director of the Institute) on the application of the student in consultation with the head of the relevant department .

Students who has received during the semester control two unsatisfactory evaluations, academic is permitted to eliminate debt. Elimination of the student’s academic debt is held within a week after the session .

If there are valid reasons (illness , family circumstances , etc.) which are documented , some students by the dean’s resolution ( director of the Institute ) can get an individually schedule exams ( tests ) or elimination of academic debt of no more than one month after the end of the winter examination session and after the summer examination session - before the new school year. If this period is not sufficient for the individual schedule , the issue of providing student sabbatical leave or re-training course .

Results of the semester control are necessarily discussed at the faculty meetings , academic council departments ( institutions) and the Academic Council of the University that is one of the important factors of management’s quality of educational process at the university .

3.2. Prepare for semester control

Semester control can be done orally or by the writing control tasks ( CT) , and by test of using technical means. It is possible to combine different forms of control . The form of the semester control specified in the work study program . The content and structure of the examination of tickets (control objectives ) and assessment criterions which are discussed and determined by the decision of the department and are informed to the students at the beginning of the semester .

Contents of exam’s tickets (control task) has completely cover the working curriculum discipline or part of it, which is proposed for terminal control, and provide verification of all knowledge, skills and abilities appropriate level , provided the program that is consistent with the content and functional validity. Number of tickets examination for oral examination should not exceed the number of students in a study group of not less than 5 . Number of options control tasks ( written for control) has the task to ensure the independence of each student .

In addition, the paper ( CT) must be followed by the following requirements :

- each question it is advisable to start : analyze... evaluate ... bring ... so as to ensure the verification of skills of students to use their knowledge to solve practical tasks which has to be aimed ;
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- complexity of tickets for the oral examination should be about the same and allow the student during the time allotted for the answers (20 min), deeply and fully disclose the content of all issues ;
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- complexity of the control circuit for writing must be in the accordance with the designated time control ( 90-135 minutes) , the task should not require detailed explanations of complex calculations and drawings provide a minimum of overhead time to support operations, interim payments and so on;
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- the formulation of problems ( issues) should use standardized ( recommended) terms , names, designations;

Criteria for evaluation of the student (execution of CW) should take into account , firstly , its completeness and accuracy, as well as the student's ability to :

- generalize knowledge ;
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- apply rules , methods , principles , laws in specific situations ;
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- analyze and evaluate facts, events , interpret charts, graphs, diagrams;
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- present the material clearly and logically , sequentially.
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In developing criterions for evaluating a particular discipline should be guided by the following general recommendations:

- " Excellent" is assigned if the student demonstrates a complete and solid knowledge of educational material in a given volume , the required level of skills, properly and reasonably take the necessary decisions in a variety of unusual situations;
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- " OK" - the student admits minor inaccuracies and have difficulties in transforming skills in the new environment;
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- " Fair " - the student has learned the basic theoretical material , but admits errors , which is not an obstacle to further learning. Able to use knowledge to solve common tasks;
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- " Poor " – non-lerning the separate sections , the inability to apply knowledge in practice, making it impossible for further training.
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Contents examination of tickets ( control tasks ), list of materials , use of which permitted the student during the exam ( test) and the criterions for assessing the level of students discussed and approved at the department no later than one month before the exams ( tests ). The above materials are valid for the academic year , they are part of the teaching documents of the discipline and the department stores .

3.3. Regulation of semester control

In a semester control examiner should have the documentation :

- approved by the head of the department (with report number and date of the meeting chair) set of examination of tickets ( CT );
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- separate paper ( CT) for the issuance of the students ;
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- approved by the head of the department for material the use of which permitted the student during the exam;
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- approved by the head of the department of the criteria for assessing the level of students ;
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- TEST - examination statement , signed by the dean of faculty ( Director of the Institute).
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- credits roll - examination the examiner gets in the dean's office before or on the day of semester control.
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Attendance at examinations or examinations third parties without the permission of the rector, vice-rector or dean (director of the Institute) is not allowed .

Exams begin , usually at 9.00. The oral examination in the study group should not exceed 9 hours and written - 3 hours .

When conducting an oral examination in the audience at the same time can be no more than 6 students. To prepare for the students' answers should be given at least 30 minutes. Being a student in the examination room should not last more than 4 hours .

Practical skills may be checked using specialized equipment and hardware .

To the exam students are required to submit the test interpreter gradebook . In the absence of student academic records, should be a certificate from the dean of its loss and a document proving identity , otherwise the student will not be allowed to test .

Examiner should :

- adhere to schedule exams (date, start time of the exam , the audience );
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- when visiting exam ( test) by any person other than the rector , vice-rector or dean ( director of the Institute ), invite her to obtain a permit ;
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- conduct an examination (test ) only the approved set of tickets examination or control tasks ( for a more objective assessment of the level of student test interpreter has the right to ask additional questions within the curriculum );
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- during oral exam declare assessment immediately after the student survey and affix it to the credits roll , examination and gradebook ;
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- in writing assessment test to declare the following day .
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During the execution of exam papers ( answers to prepare for the oral exam), students must comply with the relevant requirements of the department. In detecting unauthorized use of student materials the teacher has the right to terminate the exam ( test) student and put a failing grade . If any student set of internal regulations or ethical standards of conduct for exam teacher has the right to remove him from the exam marked " removed " in the examination information .

Disclaimer students to answer the paper is certified is an unsatisfactory answer .

3.4. Issuance of the results of the semester control

Results of the semester control are introduced in teaching -competitive exam sheet (Appendix B) and gradebook student and in the dean-journal of the success of students and academic student card . As a student teacher gradebook records all training hours ( classroom and CW) on the subject submitted to a control terminal and a positive evaluation .

In the register opposite to the names of specific student teacher makes the following entries :

a) " does not appear " - if the student was admitted to the assembly of semester control , but did not appear;

b) " not allowed " - if a student was not allowed to pass through the failure of semester control all types of work ( laboratory work , computer practical works and individual tasks ), which provides a working curriculum subjects in this semester or has both poor certification in the discipline and prior to the semester of the disciplinary control of us did not get a positive assessment of the control measures of the second appraisal ;

c) " Fixed " - a student in violation of the rules of internal order or the moral and ethical standards in the exam ;

d) " Excellent ", " Good ", " Satisfactory ", " Unsatisfactory ", " Accepted ", " not counted " - depending on the outcome of semester control assembly (" Poor " and " not enrolled "in the gradebook students are not recorded ).

On the courses of departments (institutions ) that take part in the teaching experiment on introduction of credit- modular technology of the educational process , use , record- exam information in another form (Annexes D, E ). Basically credits roll - examination (Annex D) affix teacher evaluation than traditional scale (" Excellent ", " Good ", " Satisfactory ", " Unsatisfactory ", "Accepted ", " not counted ") and a scale ECTS (A, B, C, D, E , FX). Traditional rating scale included the appointment of scholarships .

More Competitive Examination - sheet (Appendix D) designed to analyze the results of the pedagogical experiment. In the column " Evaluation of ECTS rated " teacher records the assessment of all students in the final ranking value , and in column "Assessment Examination ECTS (test )" - score is assigned only when a student assembly test.

TEST - exam information ( primary and secondary ) teacher is filling completely, sign and surrender all these to the dean on the day of the exam ( test) or the next day .

To retake exams ( tests ) Dean draws additional credits roll -examination (Annex E ) or TEST -examination letter (Appendix F ), for those who take part in pedagogical experiment - Applications And More Competitive and K - exam information (letters ) to retake exams for faculty (as an exception - students ) only after the examination session .

When taking exams ( tests ) Commission Competitive Exam - roll (sheet) signed by all committee members .

Additional credits - exam information (letters ) must be returned to the dean's office by the lecturer. Terms teacher returning more information determined to retake Dean .

Written exam student’s works are stored in the department during the academic year and then destroyed .

3.5. Peculiarities of issuance of examination and informational control of the practices

Information in the register concerning about practices that are held in the summer , the teacher signs and delivers this to the dean for the new school year .

Evaluation of students is taken into account during the assignment of scholarship on the results of the next semester control .

Offsets needs of students with undergraduate teacher sign and deliver personally to the dean's office on the day of credit or the next day .

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