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ERIC Number: EJ982455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0969-594X
An Education System in Transition: Assessment and Examinations in the Republic of Macedonia
Murchan, Damian; Shiel, Gerry; Mickovska, Gorica
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, v19 n4 p487-502 2012
This profile traces the recent evolution of assessment and examination policy and practice in the Republic of Macedonia, with an emphasis on the partnerships between state and non-governmental agencies in facilitating educational reform. Following a brief description of the country, the paper explores the overall educational architecture, curriculum reform efforts and initiatives in relation to assessment in primary and secondary education. The establishment of comprehensive school-based assessment predicated on curriculum standards and assessment principles, and supported by relevant professional development for teachers, is highlighted. Future trends and directions are investigated, including efforts to address grade inflation, in part through the introduction of external tests to moderate teacher grades. (Contains 2 notes, 1 figure, and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Macedonia