In 2021, the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia will conduct a Minimum Competency Assessment and Survey of Character. The assessment is not carried out based on the subjects or mastery of curriculum materials as has been applied in the national exams, but instead mapping the two minimum competencies of students, namely literacy and numeracy.
Then, to participate in socializing this programme to education stakeholders, SEAQIS, in collaboration with APKS PGRI Jawa Barat, conducted a webinar entitled Getting Ready to the Minimum Competency Assessment on 14 October 2020. Dr Poppy Kamalia Devi, the Head of Programme and Training Division, moderated the webinar. The main speaker of the webinar was Dr Rahmawati, M.Ed., from Centre of Assessment and Learning, MOEC. The webinar was carried out in Zoom and broadcasted live on SEAQIS YouTube channel. The attendees of the webinar were 451 teachers and viewed by 2351 viewer on YouTube.
Before to the main speaker, Dr Agus Muharram, head of APKS PGRI Jawa Barat, delivered his welcome speech, in which he expressed his gratitude for the conduct of the event. Mr Dede Amar, the head of PGRI Jawa Barat, also provided his speech during the opening. He also delighted with the webinar and suggested the participants to absorbing the knowledge from the webinar since the topic is new. The webinar then opened by Dr Indrawati, the director of SEAQIS. In her speech, she explained the rationale of the webinar, where starting from 2021, the MoEC will implement Minimum Competency Assessment. She also stated that the webinar could be a reference as well as motivation for education stakeholders to improve the quality of students’ learning.
Dr Rahmawati opened her session by displaying a video of Minister Education and Culture, delivering his speech regarding the policy of Minimum Competency Assessment. She explained the difference between the Minimum Competency Assessment and National Exam, followed by a description of the implementation mechanism of the Minimum Competency Assessment. The session then was concluded by Q & A from the participants. The full information about Minimum Competency Assessment can be downloaded from here.