International assessment tests development of functional literacy of students in Kazakhstan: first results, experience and prospects

International assessment tests development of functional literacy of students in Kazakhstan: first results, experience and prospects

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International assessment tests development of functional literacy of students in Kazakhstan: first results, experience and prospects

Since 2015 of 12- year education will have been implemented in Kazakhstan (1). Transition to 12-year education is due to several reasons as following:•, lack of school education diagnostic goal-setting,•, focus on obtaining formal results, and not on personal development,•, maintaining an outdated system of assessing academic achievement, which is not of a stimulating nature and do not provide an objective and leads to stressful situations.The solution to these issues lies in the implementation of competence-based approach in school education, in which the goal of education is formulated as a system of expectations as life skills and competencies. In this connection the question of diagnosis and measurement of learning outcomes is paramount among many others pending. Therefore, in Kazakhstan in the period of the first preparatory phase of the 12 - year education research is to be continued on the content and organization of the competency assessment of student achievement (2).

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