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ERIC Number: ED539923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
National Testing of Pupils in Europe: Objectives, Organisation and Use of Results. Flemish Community of Belgium 2009
Ver Eecke, Els; Verhaegen, Veerle; Wouters, Marleen
In Flanders, schools are autonomous in their pupil evaluation policy. It is a long and standing tradition that teachers choose their own evaluation methods and make their own tests and exams to decide whether a pupil will or will not pass. The attribution of certificates and diplomas is of old the responsibility of the class council. Flanders does not have a national examination system, with compulsory examinations for every student in a certain educational level. As a consequence of this school autonomy, there are no reliable data available on pupils' attainment at system level. Therefore, a National Assessment Programme was introduced in 2002. This paper discusses the objectives, organization, and use of results of the national testing of pupils in the Flemish Community of Belgium. 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: Belgium