National Assessment in Primary Education in Slovenia: Is it Possible to Implement E-marking in One Year?

National Assessment in Primary Education in Slovenia: Is it Possible to Implement E-marking in One Year?

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National Assessment in Primary Education in Slovenia: Is it Possible to Implement E-marking in One Year?

Slovenia is a small country. In the school year 2012/2013, 164,300 pupils attended 842 primary schools and their branches. Since 2006, the national assessment at the end of 6th and 9th grade of elementary school has had a formative role. The national assessment at the end of 6th grade (11- or 12-year-old pupils) is optional. The national assessment at the end of 9th grade (14- or 15-year-old pupils) is compulsory for all pupils in public and private schools. The national assessment is centralized, and the tests are externally prepared and marked.In the school year 2012/2013, 17,855 pupils in 9th grade took the national assessment in three subjects: mother tongue, mathematics, and one of the four subjects that are determined each year by the competent minister.Up to 2012, pupil’,s tests in 9th grade were marked by teachers at 17 marking centers around Slovenia. Due to teachers’, absence at the time of marking, school principals had a lot of organisational problems. There was also reluctance among teachers, mistakes in filling out the forms to be scanned, and a lot of problems with the quality of marking.Therefore, we decided in 2011 that in the school year 2012/2013 we will move to e-marking of pupils’, tests at the end of 9th grade, a year later, the same form of marking will be introduced in 6th grade. In August 2012, we selected the Scoris Assessor marking system (RM Education) and then began intensive preparations for which we had a very limited amount of time. In this article we will explain how we prepared for e-marking, how we organized the training network, what problems we encountered during the preparation and the implementation itself, what were the responses of school principals, teachers, principal examiners and their assistants. You will also see the first results of changes in the quality of marking. The presentation will be of interest primarily to those who plan a similar project in the future and will find the Slovenian experience useful in the implementation of e-marking.Key words: e-marking, national assessment, primary education

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