Evaluation of Primary Education 2004 Executive summary Conclusions and proposals for improvement
The evaluation of Primary Education carried out in 2004 has followed the evaluation that took place in 1999 with two fundamental changes: it has been applied in a greater number of subject areas and the most specific part of the curriculum has been especially taken into account, offering a wider and more accurate picture of the situation of the Basque education system at this level.
The evaluation wanted to know and assess the students' level (Primary Education, grade 6) at Basque Language, Spanish Language, Mathematics and Understanding the Natural and Social Environment and compare the results with the previous evaluation carried out in 1999. ¿ Howewer, it wanted to know what extent is pupil achievement influenced by different factors related to students' social and family context, as well as with educational processes and the school environment.
The conclusions say that the overall scores of the evaluation carried out in 2004 are better than those obtained in 1999 only in Spanish Language, while in Mathematics and Understanding the Environment (common curriculum) there are no significant differences between the two evaluations. In addition, between 80 and 90&percent; of the pupils exceed the minimum achievement levels in all the subject areas, but most of them are in the intermediate levels and very few are in high and excellence levels.