Midpoint state assessment

Approved by the order of acting 

Minister of education and science 

of the Republic of Kazakhstan №561

from 20 November 2007, 

entered in the register of state

 registration of normative

 legal documents №5033 

Rules for conducting
midpoint state assessment in educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan


1. General statements

1. These Rules for conducting midpoint state assessment in the educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – Rules) determine the procedure for organizing and implementing midpoint state assessment (hereinafter – MSA) in educational institutions.

2. The rules apply to the organizations of education regardless of the form of ownership and departmental affiliation, types and kinds.

3. The tasks of MSA in educational institutions:

1. Evaluation of students’ academic achievements;

2. Evaluation of the efficiency of organizing educational process;

3. Conducting a comparative analysis of the quality of educational services provided by educational institutions;

4. The terms of MSA are set by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – Ministry).


3. Conducting MSA in the institutions of higher education

18. In educational institutions implementing professional higher education curricula, MSA is carried out in order to assess the quality of educational services and to determine the level of students’ learning of particular disciplines that are part of the cycles of comprehensive and basic disciplines of the state compulsory educational standard (hereinafter – SCES) of higher education, at the end of the second year (in medical higher educational institutions – at the end of the third year) of study.

19. MSA is conducted for students studying in all forms of study in higher educational institutions, regardless of the form of ownership and departmental affiliation.
Students who study at higher educational institutions in order to get higher education in professional curricula, which provide reduced terms of study, and students who study in the arts, don’t pass the procedure of MSA.

20. The list of specialties, the list of disciplines, as well as the specification of tests for MSA disciplines are approved by the Ministry.

21. In order to conduct MSA, test tasks are used that are developed in compulsory disciplines of SCES on the basis of standard curricula taking into account specialties.

22. Test tasks undergo expert review for compliance with SCES in the expert council. The regulation on the expert council and its members are approved by the Ministry.
23. The Ministry determines the list of higher educational institutions at the premises of which MSA (hereinafter – basic university) will be conducted, which is brought to the attention of educational organizations no later than one month before MSA.

24. Organization and coordination of MSA’s work on the premises are provided by the State Commission. An appeal commission is formed in each basic institution of higher education.
25. MSA is conducted in the form of complex testing (hereinafter – testing) in 5 disciplines according to the technology developed by the National center of state standards for education and testing. The technology of conducting MSA is approved by the Ministry.
The number of test tasks for each discipline is 25, and 180 minutes are given for completion of test tasks in 5 disciplines. The results of MSA are estimated at 1 point for each correct answer.

26. Testing is conducted in Kazakh, Russian and English languages.

27. The students, who took part in testing, are informed on the results of testing within 24 hours after its completion.

28. A student, who does not agree with the test results, may file an appeal.
The appeal is filed within 24 hours after announcement of test results and is reviewed by the appeal commission within 24 hours after filing it.

29. The results of students’ testing are considered to be positive if he/she gains a threshold point in medical specialties, equal to 60% of correct answers from the total number of test tasks, in all other specialties – 40%. Based on the results of MSA, the state commission draws up a report, which is submitted to the Ministry within 10 calendar days. Examination record lists in groups are attached to the report.

30. A student, who does not appear to take a test, is ticked as “did not appear”.
31. Educational institutions, in which 7% of students do not overcome the threshold point of 25% or more specialties according to the results of MSA procedure, are subject to pass extraordinary state attestation.