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ERIC Number: EJ720905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0969-594X
Profiles of Educational Assessment Systems Worldwide: Assessment and Centralized Examinations in Latvia
Bethell, George; Kaufmane, Guntra
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, v12 n3 p301-314 Nov 2005
This profile describes the key features of the assessment and examination systems of Latvia. A brief overview of the country and its education system is followed by a description of how summative assessment is conducted using a pragmatic blend of traditional school-based practices, standardized tests, and formal examinations which are centrally marked. The system of external examinations is afforded special attention since its evolution from a single subject in 1997 to the current scheme, which forms an integral part of the entrance procedures for higher education, is a potentially valuable model for other transition countries now planning reforms with similar objectives. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Latvia