27 Sep 2015

New report by Eurydice on national testing regimes for languages in European countries

Eurydice has published a new report comparing the national assessments of language competencies of secondary school students across 34 European countries.

The report provides comprehensive information on various aspects of national tests in languages that have become increasingly important across Europe. It reviews how the tests are administered – looks at who is responsible for carrying out tests, what students are targeted and what skills are tested. The authors also discuss the varying importance of the tests for students by differentiating between high and low stakes tests. Furthermore, the relationship between national tests and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is also analysed.

The report is available at the Eurydice website.