OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Luxembourg 2012

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This book provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the educational evaluation and assessment framework, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in Luxembourg.



Student assessment

Since 2009, Luxembourg has strengthened focus on the importance of student assessment by legally defining both formative assessment (assessment for learning) and summative assessment (assessment of student learning), introducing centrally defined minimum competency levels to be achieved by students and requiring teachers to document students’ learning progress. These reforms have mainly impacted fundamental schooling, but also secondary schooling. The chapter presents an overview of national assessments and describes the role that student assessment plays in student progression through the school system. Based on an analysis of strengths and challenges in the current approach, the chapter presents a set of recommendations to further develop student assessment in Luxembourg’s schools, including building teachers’ capacity to use assessment results to improve student learning and making summative assessment procedures more equitable.


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