Popularity: 4% [?]
Address: Rruga “Asim Vokshi” prane Institutit “Harry Fultz” Tirana-Albania
- NIPE was established based on the Decision of the Council of Ministers No.56 on the 03.02. 2010-05-13 for the Establishment of the National Inspectorate of Pre-university Education.
- NIPE is a specified institution that carries out inspections, monitoring, evaluating, counselling of the quality of the pre- university education and the functions of its managerial structures (schoolS, Regional Directorates of Education, Educational Offices)
1-The main functions of NIPE are:
- It carries out inspections, monitors, evaluates, gives advice and comes to conclusions concerning the development of the didactic-educatoinal process and its management.
- It verifies the compatibility of the activity of educational institutions in compliance with the existing legislation, the instructions of the minister of education and science for the regional directorates of education , educational offices and the eduactioanal institutios as well.
- It monitors the problems raised at schools regarding the textbooks.
- It monitors the implementation of the normative provisions of the school, the ethical code of the teacher, the job achieved by the school board and its democratic actors.
- It inspects the implementation of the regulation in the state mature and the 9 year final exams.
2-NIPE consists of:
- The directorate of the inspection of impelemented curriculum and quality.
- The directorate of the inspection of institutional and legislative supervision.
- The sector of the services
3-Rule of NIPE defines:
- Evaluates the quality of the service of educational institutions (the evaluating function)
- Controls the compatibility of educational activities of the institutions in compliance with the legislation.(monitoring function)
- Provides advice in order to improve the quality of the service in the educational institutions.( the counselling function)
- Informs reports on its findings.(the informative , reporting function)
4-The kinds of inspection:
Oriented (9-year school final exams, state mature exams, textbooks,didactic tools, different problems met during the process)
- Thematic (focused on particular and specified problems and needs in order to achieve further improvments. Applied more often.
- Full inspection.(focused on the whole functioning of an educational institution) applied rarely
- The reports of inspection based on specified problems and cases.
- The informing papers
- The annual report of NIPE
Popularity: 9% [?]
V E N D I M
KRIJIMIN E INSPEKTORATIT KOMBËTAR TË ARSIMIT PARAUNIVERSITAR
Në mbështetje të nenit 100 të Kushtetutës, të nenit 10, të ligjit nr.9000, datë 30.1.2003, “Për organizimin dhe funksionimin e Këshillit të Ministrave”, të ligjit nr.7952, datë 21.6.1995, “Për arsimin parauniversitar”, të ndryshuar, dhe të ligjit nr.10190, datë 26.11.2009, “Për buxhetin e vitit 2010”, me propozimin e ministrit të Arsimit dhe Shkencës, Këshilli i Ministrave
V E N D O S I:
1. Krijimin e Inspektoratit Kombëtar të Arsimit Parauniversitar (IKAP), person juridik, publik dhe buxhetor, në varësi të ministrit të Arsimit dhe Shkencës. IKAP-ja e ka selinë në Tiranë.
2. IKAP-ja është institucion i posaçëm i inspektimit, monitorimi, vlerësimit e këshillimit të cilësisë së arsimit parauniversitar dhe funksionimit të strukturave menaxhuese të tij (shkolla, drejtori arsimore rajonale, zyra arsimore).
3. Kryeinspektori emërohet, lirohet dhe shkarkohet nga detyra me urdhër të ministrit të Arsimit dhe Shkencës.
4. Inspektorët emërohen nga kryeinspektori, sipas kritereve dhe procedurave të përcaktuara në ligjin nr.8549, datë 11.11.1999, “Statusi i nëpunësit civil”.
5. Marrëdhëniet e punës rregullohen me ligjin nr.7961, datë 12.7.1995, “Kodi i Punës i Republikës së Shqipërisë”, të ndryshuar.
6. IKAP-ja kryen këto funksione kryesore:
a) Inspekton, monitoron, vlerëson, këshillon dhe nxjerr përfundime mbi zhvillimin e procesit mësimor-edukativ, menaxhimin e bazës materialo-didaktike të shkollës;
b) Verifikon pajtueshmërinë e veprimtarisë të institucioneve arsimore me aktet ligjore e nënligjore në fuqi, udhëzimet e ministrit të Arsimit dhe Shkencës për DAR/ZA-t dhe për institucionet shkollore;
c) Monitoron problemet që paraqiten në shkollë me tekstin shkollor;
ç) Monitoron zbatimin e dispozitave normative të shkollës, kodit të etikës së mësuesit, punën e bordit të shkollës si dhe të organeve demokratike të saj;
d) Inspekton zbatimin e rregulloreve të maturës shtetërore dhe provimeve të lirimit.
7. Efektet financiare, që rrjedhin nga zbatimi i këtij vendimi, të përballohen nga buxheti i vitit 2010, miratuar për Ministrinë e Arsimit dhe Shkencës.
8. Ngarkohen Ministria e Arsimit dhe Shkencës dhe Ministria e Financave për zbatimin e këtij vendimi.
Ky vendim hyn në fuqi pas botimit në “Fletoren zyrtare”.
K R Y E M I N I S T R I
Popularity: 9% [?]
1-Educational Institution – schools in the pre-university education, kindergarten, School Board (DAR) Educational Offices (ZA)
2-School-basic education schools, secondary schools, kindergarten.
3-Regional-in School Board and in Education Offices levels.
The National Inspectorate of the Pre-university Education aims improving the quality of education for all pupils in pre-university education, through external evaluation of education institutions.
1.The National Inspectorate of the Pre-university Education, (or NIPE)is created by the Decision of Council of Ministers num.56, date 03.02.2010, ”For the creation of National Inspectorate of the Pre-university Education”
2. NIPE is a legal, public and budgetary person.
3. NIPE is an institution directly depending on the Minister of Education and Science.(or The Minister).
4. The NIPE Chapter quarters is in Tirana.
Organization and Functioning
The structure of NIPE is determined by the Decision of Council of Ministers.
Field of activity
1. The NIPE activity field is the pre-university education in the Republic of Albania.
2. NIPE inspects private and public educational institutions, laic and religious, as well additional institutions of the pre-university educational system.
3. NIPE cooperate with other countries inspectorates and participates in international organizations of inspection.
a. Evaluates the quality of educational institutions service.(Evaluation function)
b. Controls the compatibility of educational institutions activities with the legal acts and regulations in force. (Control function)
c. Gives advices (counseling) to improve the quality of the educational institutions services. (Counseling function)
d. Informs/reports about its findings. (Informative/reporting function)
1. NIPE evaluates the quality of educational service in national level, regional and to any educational institution.
2. NIPE commits evaluations for the effectiveness of the educational service in general or
in certain aspects of his.
3. In school, NIPE evaluates:
a. leadership, administrations and its management;
b. the quality of curriculum implemented.
1. NIPE evaluates the quality of the implementation by the educational institutions of the legal acts and regulations, which are related to the activity of the institution, as well the implementation of its functional regulation.
2. NIPE reviews complaints from employees of educational institutions, parents, pupils, citizens, as well others organisms, about possible legal, administrative or ethical offenses of educational institutions employees.
3. The Minister can exceed to NIPE the reviewing of the complaints mentioned above, which are addressed to The Minister or the reviewing of other particular situations in the educational institutions, which are included in NIPE field activity.
1. NIPE advises The Minister in formulating educational politics, reviewing educational strategies and the decisions in educational field reforms.
2. The Inspectorate advises The Minister at his request or with the initiative of the Chief Inspector. The Chief Inspector submits by writing his advises, separately or as a part of reports.
3. NIPE advises the School Boards/Educational Offices and schools for the improvement of quality of educational service. Inspectors advise particular teachers, only if required by teachers themselves.
4. NIPE finds out and announces successful practices of institutions and individuals through their reports, internet or publications.
1. NIPE fulfills its informative function through:
2. NIPE sends the inspection report to:
-managers and ministry specialists,
-depending basic institutions,
-School Board/Educational Offices for the inspections toward them and schools
which are under their jurisdiction,
-municipalities for schools under their jurisdiction
-schools which are inspected,
-board chairman of the school inspected
3. NIPE publishes the inspections reports in its website.
4.NIPE sends for publication to the magazine” The teacher”, with the approval of Chief Inspector, reports or parts of the report.
5. NIPE organizes meetings, symposiums, conferences to inform stakeholders about its findings.
6. Informative papers are composed by NIPE for particular issues, for which should be informed and sensitized widely the educational institutions.
7. Informative papers are approved by the Chief Inspector.
8. Informative papers do not have for object a teacher or a particular specialist.
An inspection report of an institution describes:
a. how the institution is being directed, administrated and managed;
b. which is the typical quality of the service of its employees;
c. what the institution makes good and should improve;
d. if it is a successful institution in general;
e. if the institution has improved against the previous inspection or how the tasks required
by an inspection team are executed;
f. the reasons why the inspection team has reached the following conclusions.
The NIPE Annual Report
The Annual Report contains:
a. the summery of main annual activities of NIPE;
b. the degree of goals fulfillment and the annual plan objectives;
c. recommendations for improving the quality of NIPE work;
d. a synthesis of findings from the inspections performed during the school year;
e. the summery of typical complaints which are addresses to the Chief Inspector;
f. the summery of the most successful practices;
g. the recommendations for the improvement of quality of the educational service;
h. a summary of contemporary trends for the improvement of educational inspection
2. The Annual Report is approved by The Minister and it is published the following school year, within September.
3. The Chief Inspector presents to The Minister a four months report, which contains a summery of main annual activities of NIPE in the relevant period.
1. The Minister appoints and discharges The Chief Inspector from duty.
2. The Chief Inspector appoints and discharges from duty the inspectors and other NIPE employees.
3. Appointments and the discharges are executed according to the procedures described in Labor Code (changed).
4. The Chief Inspector defines the post of inspector and his field of activity.
1. The inspector passes through these career scales:
a. inspector (specialist)
b. supervisor of inspection team
c. regional administrator of inspection or department director of Central Office of
d. Chief Inspector
1. The inspector has the obligation of the continuous professional development in accordance with the professional requirements of his work post.
2. The inspector has the right to be ensured the expansion and the deepening of his expertise, in accordance with the requirements for his professional development.
3. Professional requirements for the inspector post are determined by the Chief Inspector.
4. The fulfillment of professional requirements is a branch of the annual evaluation of inspector.
5. The professional updating process of the inspector is expressed through the system of credits. The number of credits for a four year period is determined by the Chief Inspector.
6. Professional development system of inspectors operates under the same procedures, as the professional development system of the school staff.
Criteria of inspector
1.The inspector charged with the quality management, administration and the institution management, must have at least 5 years experience in school management.
2. The inspector charged with the quality of curriculum implemented, must have at least 10 years experience in the teachers profession.
Role of the Ministry of Education and Science
The Minister of Education and Science
1. Defines the medium-terms priorities of NIPE, which serve as the basis to measure its performance.
2. Approves the medium-term and annual plan of NIPE, and their eventual changes.
3. Commands unplanned inspections in annual plan of NIPE.
4. Monitors the NIPE’s performance through the working groups
5. Does not interfere in daily management of NIPE and in its professional decisions.
The management of NIPE
1. The Chief inspector leads the NIPE institution.
2. The Chief inspector represents NIPE in legal and institutional relations.
3. The Chief inspector communicates directly with The Minister.
4. The Chief inspector is responsible to The Minister for the standards of its work, as well as for the performance and actions of NIPE.
5. The Chief inspector has the responsibility that NIPE functions in accordance with the legal acts and regulations in force and in particular in accordance with the Labor Code (changed).
6. The Chief Inspector has the responsibility that NIPE:
a. fulfills its mission;
b. achieves medium-term and annual objectives;
c. achieves annual objectives;
7. Chief inspector:
a. manages the development of medium-term draft and annual plan of NIPE;
b. manages the development of annual activity report of NIPE as well the financial plan and presents to The Minister;
c. creates the medium-term and annual plan of the professional development of NIPE’s employees;
d. approves the inspections’ reports, which are sent by him to The Minister;
e. approves the internal regulation of NIPE.
8. The Chief inspector ensures that the activities of NIPE are in accordance with Code of Ethics of the civil employees and the Code of Ethics of NIPE.
9. The Chief inspector holds periodic meetings in Tirana with representative of education interest groups, to discuss with them the opportunities for improving the inspection service.
The Council of the Chief inspector
1. The council is a consultative organism of Chief inspector.
2. The mission of the council is to formulate suggestions for improving the NIPE’s activity.
3. The council has no right of veto for the decisions of the Chief inspector.
4. The council is formed by representatives of education interest groups.
5. The council meets three times a year.
The leader of an inspection group
1. The leader of an inspection group:
a. prepares an inspection platform which is approved by his direct supervisor;
b. prepares the development plan of inspection, which is approved by his direct supervisor;
c. organizes the development of inspection;
d. leads the inspection report preparation.
Implementation of inspection
1. For inspections of national or regional character, the schools that are going to be inspected are determined with lot.
2. The number of these schools should be sufficient so the conclusions have a high degree of credibility.
3. NIPE plans with priority inspections of institutions:
a. which have proved underlined weaknesses in previous inspections;
b. which had been left tasks to improve;
c. which have lower achievements in national general exams (State Matura, Release Exam)or in national exams with sample;
4. During an inspection of an institution, inspectors rely on the self-evaluation of the institution and of his employees.
5. The inspector considers the activity of an institution through:
a. direct observations in classes, outdoors school activities, meetings of parents and teachers, of the director and the teachers, etc;
b. questionnaires and conversations(interviews)with teachers, parents, pupils, specialists, institution managers, representatives of the institution community;
c. reviewing official documents such as: self-evaluating reports, analysis of the Directorate, internal regulation, medium-term plans, annual plan, meeting transactions, registers, security numbers, teachers daily plan, pupils homework’s, tests that teachers have developed with pupils etc;
6. The inspector evaluates pupil’s educational achievements through:
a. standardized tests which are published by AVA;
b. short tests to judge about the effectiveness of classes, to evaluate pupil’s achievement objectives, defined by the teacher for certain chapters.
7. The inspection evaluates the schools after the same determination of “the good school” and the “good School Board/Education Office”.
8. NIPE evaluates the quality of education service of an institution using a evaluating degree with four levels (“very good”, “good”, “sufficient”, “faintly”).
1. Inspections guiding is a professional manual, which serve to inspectors and to the leaders of the inspections group to accomplish the inspection of educational institutions.
2. Inspections guiding:
a. describes the inspections procedures of educational institutions both with orientation norms of the duration for each element of these procedures;
b. contains the standard formats of evaluating instruments, such as: questionnaires, observation during the lesson, reports format etc;
c. contains the concluding evaluation standards of special aspects of activities of an institution or for the institution in general.
3. The inspections guiding is published at NIPE’s website.
1. NIPE’s fundamental values are: honesty, professionalism, objectivity and equity.
2. In all its activities, NIPE always sets primarily pupils interest.
3. Inspectors only draw conclusions:
a. through direct observations of the activities of institutions and individuals;
b. on the database obtained from the inspections;
c. after a sufficient and appropriate material is collected that makes possible an accurate, clear, convincing and reliable assessment;
d. after the database is analyzed correctly.
4. Between the inspector and educational institution are established working relationship, based on professionalism and understanding the circumstances and concerns of the institution.
5. Inspector communication with employees of the institution is cooperative, honest, ethical, clear and relieved from any form of discrimination.
6. Inspector does its best to reduce the stress of those inspected.
7. Inspector must not inspect an institution, if there have been previous working relations with the institution or a relative is an employee of the institution (parent, child, brother, sister).
8. NIPE preserves the confidentiality of individual data that were provided during the inspections.
9. Is considered a breach of professional confidentiality of any disclosure about individual findings during inspections, in media and anyone else, including colleagues his superior and friends or relatives.
1. The inspection group of an institution or an inspector who is charged with a special inspection has the right to propose or to take penalties against institutions or to their particular employees.
2. Penalties are provided for managers or employees of institutions when:
a. their actions or passivity are inconsistent with laws and regulations;
b. is proved a breach of code of professionalism ethics;
c. is proved a occupational disability;
3. An inspection group of an institution has the right to propose the closure of a school.
When the Chief inspector considers this proposal valid, he presents the proposal to the Minister. The decision is taken by the Minister.
4. An inspection group of an institution or an inspector who is charged with a special inspection has the right to propose the employee disciplinary and administrative provisions which are provided in Normative Provisions.
5. With the proposal of the inspection group, the Chief inspector proposes to the appropriate organism the resumption of procedures of school director’s appointment and other employees.
6. In particular cases The Minister has the right firing a school director with the Chief inspector recommendation.
7. The firing proposal is made by the Chief inspector after the recommendations of inspection group.
8. The Chief inspector has the right to open criminal charges.
9. The inspection group of an institution has the right to take directly other penalties after the law in force.
Appeals against inspection or inspectors
1.Within 10 days of submission of the inspection report the institution director has the right to present by writing to the supervisor of the inspection group the institution appeals about the inspection made in the institution and in particular about the administrative penalties.
2. Within 10 days from the reception of the appeal the supervisor of inspection group sends to the institution director the written answer as well the revised report.
3. Within 5 days from the reception of the answer of the inspector group, the institution director can point his appeal to the Chief inspector.
4. The Chief inspector appoints two experienced inspector to assess the appeal. Within ten days from the reception of the appeal, inspectors contact with the school director to clarify the appeal and to set an appointment if needed.
The inspector’s contact with the supervisor of inspection group and the other members. Within 10 days the Chief inspector approves the written answer for the school director.
5. Then the school director has the right to present his appeal to The Minister.
6. Administrative penalties can be executed only after The Ministers answer.
7. The same procedure is followed when a employee is inspected.
Appeals against educational institution employees.
1. Appeals against educational institution employees are examined by NIPE only if is respected the hierarchy of the appealing procedure.
2. Applicant is firstly directed to the direct director of the person whom is formulating an appeal. If the written answer it is considered insufficient the applicant presents his appeal to the successor direct director.
3. The applicant has the right to present his appeal to the Chief Inspector as the last administrative link as well the other written appeals and the other previews answers.
4. The Chief inspector calls an inspector or a group of inspectors to analyze the appeal and if it is the case to meet the applicant or to examine the situation in the proper place.
5. The Chief inspector sends to the applicant the written answer within one month from the reception of the appeal.
6. Are excluded from the presenting hierarchy those cases when the appeal is for the School Board/Educational Office director. The appeal is not presented to his direct director but is presented to the Chief Inspector.
1. The right for the interpretation and changing this Regulation is of The Minister with the proposal of the Chief Inspector or by his initiative. The Chief Inspector before is consulted with his Council about the changing proposal of the Regulation.
2. Regulation Nr.224.date 16.1.2004”on the organization and functioning of inspection in pre-university educational system’’, is repealed.
Regulation comes into force immediately.
The Minister of Education & Science
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