Evaluation of the 6 th year of Primary Education 1999
The Department of Education of the Basque Country carried out in 1999 an evaluation of Primary Education in cooperation with the INCE and with the Educational Authorities of the Autonomous Regions. The evaluation had several aims. On the one hand, to identify the knowledge achieved by the students in the Primary Education stage in the subject areas of Spanish, Mathematics and English. On the other hand, to compare these results with those obtained in the previous evaluation carried out four years before, in 1995, and finally, to establish a relation between the performance of the students and context factors and educational processes.
1555 pupils, belonging to 76 schools in the Basque Autonomous Region took part in the evaluation.
The pupils’ performance results in the subject areas evaluated are presented in this report, as well as their comparison with the results of 1995. The results of the 1995 evaluation of Basque language are also presented. The comparisons made between the different strata of the sample are also put forward: differences between state and private schools, big and small schools, different linguistic models.
The results are adjusted to some specific variables: level of education of the parents, number of yearly school hours, number of hours of outside school English tuition, etc… The relationship between performance results and situational or process variables is not undertaken in this report. It will be analysed in further investigations. Several of the items used in each subject area will be presented as examples.