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ERIC Number: ED539888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
National Testing of Pupils in Europe: Objectives, Organisation and Use of Results. Slovenia 2009
Gornik, Andrejka Slavec
Guidelines for the development of national assessment in the Nine-Year Basic School (2000) were designed by the Expert Counselling Committee for the development of national assessment in the Nine-Year Basic School Program founded in 1999. National assessment in nine-year basic schools was carried out for the first time in the academic year 2000/01; however, at the time it had a predominantly summative function. National assessment thus introduced in Slovenia shifted the focus from pupils' marks to the quality of different processes that lead to good results. In the last sixteen years, two basic forms of external assessment have been introduced in Slovenia: group assessment, having a distinct summative function; and national assessment, in accordance with the Basic School Act, initially holding a summative function but later switching to the formative function largely due to the political changes in Slovenia. This paper discusses the objectives, organization, and use of results of the national testing of pupils in Slovenia. 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. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eurydice
Identifiers - Location: Slovenia