St.Mary's University

The Testing Center has been in operation since 2009 entrusted with the task of preparing and providing assessment instruments for the College of Open and Distance Learning (CODL) and assisting the conventional mode of Learning in the development and administration of up-to-standard assessment tools so as to help enhance quality of teaching-learning; while at the same time it gives training and services in measurement and evaluation and pedagogy.

Major duties and responsibilities of the Testing Center:

  • Prepare standard term assignments and exams for college of Open and Distance Learning
  • Prepare standard term assignments and exams for college of Open and Distance Learning
  • Prepare and administer special purpose (screening) tests used for such purposes as employment and placement to outside customers (Organizations, Institutions, Governmental bodies, etc).
  • Give training on educational measurement and evaluation and related pedagogical problems for academic staff of the University and others out of the University up on request.
  • Prepare and administer Comprehensive Degree exit Exams and Entrance Exams for CODL and the Regular Program.
  • Administer international tests such as Test of English as a Foreign Language  (TOEFL-iBT) and Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Conduct researches on problems of assessment and pedagogies
  • Assist in the overhaul assessment at the University from norm-referenced assessment to criterion-referenced assessment.
  • Prepare different articles on education and assessment and discriminate to the concerned stakeholders.
  • Engage in tutorial program and evaluation of CODL modules and term end exams as well as invigilation of SMU graduate, undergraduate and CODL programs.
  • Assist Kidist Mariam Preparatory, Secondary and Elementary Schools in the preparation of exams and provision of training.
  • Actively participate in community out rich programs.
  • Conduct item analysis and trend evaluation of course exam items and give feedback reports to the concerned academic bodies.

Some of the test services provided by the TC for employment/ placement cover the following areas:

  • Accountancy
  • Auditing
  • Cashier
  • Finance Management
  • Finance Officer
  • Marketing Management
  • Salesperson
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Personnel Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement and Supplies Mgt
  • Secretary
  • Archives Management
  • Customer Service
  • Database Management
  • Computer Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Networking

* TOEFL Internet-Based Test and GRE, service is provided at SMU TOEFL iBT Center at the Graduate Studies (Main Campus)

* Training service could also be provided to schools and institutions by highly qualified academic staff organized by departments. The Regular Program and CODL staff are at its service, too.

Working hard to deliver better quality work, we are guided by the motto: “GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH, WHEN BETTER IS EXPECTED!”

For further enquiry about any of the services indicated above, the Testing Center is ready to provide detailed information and assistance to customers.

Telephone: (251) 115 51 09 91

                    (251) 115 52 45 75

                           09 11 12 19 34

                           09 12 06 95 11

                           P.O.Box 18490                    

Shiferaw_Wubishet@smuc.edu.et                 

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