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Assessment in inclusive classrooms - Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, the strategy is to share examples of good practice through workshops and in-service teacher training courses. The general curricular reform and the new model of assessment which will come into force in all Czech schools in 2007, will open the possibility of success to all, will enhance the understanding of abilities in each pupil and will develop better organisation of the teaching process.

The example of good practice described above (Basic School Dr. Jana Malíka v Chrudimi) proves the reality and positive results of implementing the concept of equal access in education for all pupils. This rationale of the national policy in the Czech Republic can be put into school practice.

This concept of assessment follows the recommendation of the main document on strategy and development of the Czech system of education “National Programme of the Development of Education in the Czech Republic”:

  • It is based on an individualised approach;
  • It is stressing the abilities of a pupil and his/her individual achievements during the educational process
  • It is encouraging pupils towards  long-life education.

Teachers, pupils and their parents in this school show that nowadays the educational policy is not just a pipe dream. The way they are using assessment within the school help them to understand what the barriers for learning are and to develop strategies for removing these barriers and thereby meeting the pupil’s learning needs (UNESCO, 2001, Daniels, Garner, 2000).

The key principles of a knowledge and skills orientated assessment at schools:

  • sharing the responsibility for success for all pupils by the whole staff
  • to identify the needs of all pupils
  • developing appropriate organisation of the educational process
  • developing the school /pupils tailored school curriculum;
  • to use a less selective approach
  • to build a more differentiated  social environment;
  • to provide the pupils with relevant information about their achievements
  • to provide parents with information about their child,
  • to discuss strategies with parents
  • team work.
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