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OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Czech Republic 2012

  • Published: January 2012
  • Region: Czech Republic
  • 160 Pages
  • OECD Publishing

Student learning outcomes in the Czech Republic are around or slightly below the OECD average, depending on the skills assessed. However, there is some evidence from international student surveys of a significant decline in student learning outcomes in the last decade. There are also indications that both performance and choice of educational track are strongly influenced by family background.

Another concern relates to the basis for attending a special school, sometimes as a result of learning difficulties and/or a social disadvantage and not following the identification of a learning disability. Since the 1989 Revolution, schools benefit from considerable autonomy including over the content of instruction, teaching methods, student assessment criteria, and management of the teaching body. In this context, the role of evaluation and assessment as key tools to achieve quality and equity in education was reinforced.

While there are provisions for evaluation and assessment at student, teacher, school and system levels, challenges remain in strengthening some of the components of the evaluation and assessment framework, in ensuring articulations within the framework to READ MORE >

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Executive summary

Chapter 1. School education in the Czech Republic
-Main features
-Main trends and concerns
-Main developments
-References

Chapter 2. The evaluation and assessment framework
-Context and features
-Strengths
-Challenges
-Policy recommendations
-References

Chapter 3. Student assessment
-Context and features
-Strengths
-Challenges
-Policy recommendations
-References

Chapter 4. Teacher appraisal
-Context and features
-Strengths
-Challenges
-Policy recommendations
-References

Chapter 5. School evaluation
-Context and features
-Strengths
-Challenges
-Policy recommendations
-References

Chapter 6. Education system evaluation
-Context and features
-Strengths
-Challenges
-Policy recommendations
-References

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