Do national tests in foreign languages exist at school since a long time? What are their purposes? In how many languages can the tests be taken? What are the languages and skills the most tested?
This Eurydice report addresses these questions by providing a comparative overview of the national tests in Europe assessing the language competences of secondary school students. The analysis covers aspects such as the increasing importance of national tests in languages, the objectives of the tests, the skills tested, as well as the means developed by countries aiming at ensuring consistent and reliable scoring procedures, and the influence of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) on national tests.
The report includes the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Montenegro and Serbia. The reference year is 2014/15.
On the same page, you will also find the Highlights.