Level B2 In Basque at the End of Obligatory Education (4th ESO). Summary of the Spanish Version
The main objective of this test is the following: given a specific linguistic level, B2, evaluate the knowledge of Basque among 4th ESO students. This linguistic level was chosen to provide an evaluation of the level and content of knowledge which may be outside – and often coincide with – the teaching curriculum.
This Basque test, in keeping with the criteria of the Reference Framework, measures the communicative and linguistic ability of the student; it focuses on four key abilities: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Student’s linguistic competence, (use of grammar, syntax, vocabulary, etc) are also evaluated in the test. In addition to the general objective above, the test also aims to evaluate if the knowledge of Basque of 4th ESO students has reached the B2 level.
The test was performed by 63 groups of students in the 4th year of ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education), after having made those changes considered necessary based on the results of the pilot test. Of the 63 schools within the sample, 39 groups were Model D and 24 Model B.