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Mainstream assessment systems - Netherlands

In general teachers refer pupils who are behind in learning or show deviant behaviour within the classroom situation. The educational system is characterised by homogeneous grouping. Children who do not master the educational matter may have to repeat a year. In this year-group system children have to deal with a set amount of educational material throughout the year. Generally, children (and their parents) receive a progress report several times a year, which may also serve as the basis for decision-making on additional support for a child, on repeating a year or on assessment by the PCL (Permanente Commissie Leerlingzorg).
The end of primary school is marked by tests (national examinations) in which the majority of schools participate. This assessment procedure is important in the process of choosing the best type of secondary education placement. Schools and pupils are not obliged to participate in these examinations.

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