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ERIC Number: ED539895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
National Testing of Pupils in Europe: Objectives, Organisation and Use of Results. Lithuania 2009
Bigeliene, Daiva; Gudynas, Pranas; Ranonyte, Asta; Uginciene, Egle
The guiding principles of assessment policy and practice in Lithuania are described in the Law on Education (2003), General Curriculum and Educational Standards for Pre-school, Primary and Basic education (2003) and General Education Plans (2008-2009) as well as the special policy document on assessment called The Concept of Assessment of Pupils' Achievement and Progress (2004). These documents require a modern understanding of the processes of teaching, learning and assessment, a revision of the role of a teacher and a change in classroom practice. Schools need support to change assessment culture and to develop teachers' assessment skills. This paper discusses the objectives, organization, and use of results of the national testing of pupils in Lithuania. 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 Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eurydice
Identifiers - Location: Lithuania