August 15, 2011

List of Examination Boards in the World

An examination board is an organisation 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 organisations.

List of Examination Boards

AFRICA

Western Africa (Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia)

Eastern Africa

Central Africa

  • Central African Examinations Council

Southern Africa

Northern Africa


AUSTRALIA

  • Examinations in Australia are set by individual state authorities.
  • In Victoria, examinations are set by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

HONG KONG

  • Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (including the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) and Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE))

PHILIPPINES

POLAND

  • In Poland there are few organisations, called collectively "OkrÄ™gowa Komisja Egzaminacyjna", shortcut: (OKE), this means County Examining Commission, but each other has added to the title "OKE", a name of the City where its headquarters is placed in.
  • Poland is divided into few regions, and all education institutions, which are operating at the territory of one of OKE's - are automatically under ruling of it, except for Universities.
  • Of course, there are legal possibilities to pass exams under other OKE than regional, but it's not often practised.
  • Every OKE prepares its exams, according to the Ministry of Education annual guidelines.
  • Every OKE prepares Exams for Primary Schools, Gymnasiums and Secondary Schools, except for Matura (which is just prepared by Ministry of Education, but carried out by OKE's examiners.
  • OKE associates teachers from its region, provides them examiner trainings, set and pay salary for examining.
  • Every OKE certify results, and provides students by Certificates, which are signed by current Director of OKE.

UNITED KINGDOM

See England, Wales and Northern Ireland; and Scotland below.
See also: Examination boards in the United Kingdom

England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The members of this list all provide A-Level and GCSE qualifications:
  • AQA
  • CCEA
  • Edexcel
  • OCR
  • WJEC
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

  • SQA (including Advanced Highers, Highers and Standard Grades)

SINGAPORE

  • Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board, which is a statutory board under the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore.

UNITED STATES

  • College Board (administers the SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, Advanced Placement exams, and College Level Examination Program)
  • ACT, Inc (administers the ACT)
  • Law School Admission Council (administers the Law School Admission Test
  • Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (developed and maintained by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, administered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy)

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