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The Hungarian Educational Assessment System

  • Ildikó BalázsiEmail author
  • László Ostorics
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Abstract

Since 1968, when it joined the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Hungary has participated in approximately 25 international large-scale student assessments. Participation in these assessments and the development of a national assessment system are intended to inform educational policy makers, professionals and the public. This chapter presents the history and the current state of the Hungarian assessment system with special focus on international studies and the National Assessment of Basic Competencies as its main pillars. The chapter’s main focus is on equity, a key issue in Hungarian public education, which our assessment data sheds light on. Results from PISA 2015, TIMSS 2015, PIRLS 2016 and NABC 2017 are used to explore differences between schools in terms of socio-economic status and academic achievement, as well as the strength of relationship between the former and the latter. Policy recommendations regarding assessment and the public education system as a whole are made.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public Education AnalysisHungarian Educational AuthorityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Department of Assessment and EvaluationHungarian Educational AuthorityBudapestHungary

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