The Mathematics Regional Wide Assessment (MaRWA) is important to develop since it can measure the mathematics achievement of Southeast Asia Students.
Besides, it results database which is useful for policy makers to assess the effectiveness level of education system of SEAMEO Countries. It is also useful to get a framework or guidelines for mathematics assessment and suggestion for teacher training.
Considering the importance of assessment, the Centre conducted the Mathematics Regional Wide Assessment Workshop on 9-12 October 2012 at QITEP in Mathematics. The Centre invited several experts in mathematics assessment. They were Prof. Allan L. White from University of Western Sydney, Prof. Masami Isoda from University of Tsukuba, Dr. S. Kanageswari S. Shanmugam from SEAMEO RECSAM, Malaysia, Prof. Tatang Herman from Education University of Indonesia, Bandung, and Mohammad Soleh from SMPN 30 Jakarta.
The result of this meeting is a set of test of Mathematics Regional Wide Assessment (MRWA) for grade 5 and grade 8. It is hoped that the MaRWA products can be implemented in all SEAMEO Countries to support the Centre mission to develop and enhance professionalism of mathematics teachers and education personnel trough teaching and learning monitoring in SEAMEO Countries.