After long-term work recommend a group of experts now that there will be fundamental changes in the national tests that are being imposed on students in elementary school.
It is clear from a press release and the list of recommendations from the rådgivningsgruppen. Since 2018 the work to evaluate the tests.
- A new evaluation shows, among other things, that the tests in their current form is relatively uncertain, when it comes to the individual student's result.
- On the background recommends the majority in the rådgivningsgruppen, that the existing tests in its current form, should be given a timeout, writes the Ministry of Children and education in the press release.
minister for Children and education), Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil (S) will on Friday convene the circle of political parties to a meeting on what needs to be done with the national tests. In the extreme consequence the tests can at short notice be put on hold, if there is a consensus in the circle of political parties.
the Minister said about the recommendations:
the Report shows that there is a need for a rethinking of national tests. The government wants to find a decent and durable alternative, which requires careful consideration.
- We must not replace national tests with nothing. It remains essential that children and parents get a clear message on how it goes, so that schools ensure that students with academic challenges receive the necessary help, says Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil.
The national tests has been a major battleground since they were introduced by the then Left-led government in 2006. Therefore a large evaluation has been a priority.
The national tests are a part of a larger settlement in the Danish Parliament. Therefore, the government can not make fundamental changes without, that is, the agreement of forligsparterne the radical, SF, the liberals, The Conservative people's Party, Liberal Alliance and the Danish people's Party.
Rådgivningsgruppen has come with numerous recommendations. Overall, the 54 recommendations. 33 of them recommend the whole rådgivningsgruppen.
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According to the group, it is among that the tests should not be personalized, but the same for the students. Work has to be done in order to ensure that students are taught with a focus on testing.
It is recommended that the tests do not stand alone when it comes to evaluating pupils ' learning. As well as that, as it is worded in the press release:
- Must be high quality standards for the development of any new test. The tests must have a clear connection with the subjects ' goals, and they must contribute to the realization of the primary object.