ABOUT THE AGENCY
Non-governmental organization "Independent Agency for Quality Assurance in Education" (IQAA) was established in 2008 and is the first Kazakhstan non-profit non-governmental organization in the field of quality assessment of educational organizations and educational programs.
IQAA focuses its activities on meeting the needs of all stakeholders, including students, their parents, academic staff, as well as educational organizations, government agencies, society, and employers in general.
IQAA is an organization acting and recognized not only at the national level, but also at the international level. The Agency works on the development of new ideas and forms for quality assurance in educational institutions, focused on results with a professional and creative team of employees.
INDEPENDENCE AND INTEGRITY
We are independent in performing our functions and making decisions. We conduct our business in an honest, transparent, fair, equitable, impartial, and objective manner.
Our work involves adherence to ethical norms with a high culture of standards - all employees of the agency are responsible for the quality and timely fulfillment of their duties.
IQAA's assessments, standards, guidelines, and procedures are open, transparent, and accessible to all stakeholders.
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
We are unyielding in our development and are a constantly progressing organization that critically evaluates its activities.
We cooperate with foreign agencies: we study their experience and achievements, exchange experts and information, and use the best practices of our partners to improve IQAA's performance.
ABILITY TO CHANGE
We continuously analyze, test and modify the Agency's strategy to quickly adapt to new conditions.
The constant increase of the quality of the results of the Agency’s activity through the improvement of standards and criteria of accreditation, external review procedures, the most complete and efficient use of all types of resources is a priority direction of activity of the management. Development of all activity directions of the Agency is aimed at the formation of the image of IQAA as a leading organization in the field of expert review of educational activity, for which the following tools are used:
- development and dissemination of systems and processes for quality assurance in education in accordance with the European and international standards;
- formation and development of a quality culture in the system of education.
Every employee of the Agency directs their activity at the achievement of common high results.
Strategic priorities 2019-2023