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ERIC Number: ED539885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-6
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
National Testing of Pupils in Europe: Objectives, Organisation and Use of Results. Portugal 2009
The guiding principles and procedures for pupil assessment in Portuguese compulsory education were established by the Implementing Order No. 1/2005, 5th January, with amendments introduced by the Implementing Orders No. 18/2006, 14th March and No. 5/2007, 10th January, and apply to the learning objectives and competencies defined for the various areas and subjects in the national curriculum. Learning assessment in Portugal's education system covers diagnostic assessment, formative assessment and summative assessment. Standardised assessment took place, for the first time, in 2000 and was administered to 4th grade pupils in Portuguese and Mathematics and from 2001 onwards was also extended to 6th grade pupils. This paper discusses the objectives, organization, and use of results of the national testing of pupils in Portugal. This paper contains the following parts: (1) General Overview of Pupil Assessment; (2) Historical Background to National Testing and its Political Framework; (3) Aims and Organizations of National Testing; and (4) Impact of National Testing.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 6; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eurydice
Identifiers - Location: Portugal