Why do evaluation and assessment matter?
Highest rated education policy priority among OECD countries
Analysing strengths and weaknesses of the education system is key to defining strategies for further development
Need to provide information about education quality to parents and society at large
Decentralisation and school autonomy are creating a greater need for evaluation and assessment
To ensure that schools get the information and feedback they need to improve their work
To allow the government to monitor if national goals for quality and equity in education are achieved