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Assessment practice: introduction - Switzerland

The development of inclusive education in Switzerland is strongly influenced by the diverse special needs education system. A major resulting challenge is the need for co-ordination and co-operation between the various players involved in assessment and training. 

The manner in which assessment is conducted depends greatly on the knowledge, skills and preferences of the responsible teacher or professional. This results in the employment of a wide range of methods, procedures and instruments.

The regular class teachers and the SEN-teachers play a key-role in this co-ordination. Thus, it is vital to improve their competencies and to extend teacher training in the field of special needs education. 

In assessment practices, several attempts are made to institute standardised procedures and tools based on international standards (such as the ICF). It is of critical importance to consider not only pupil-related items, but also the influence of environmental factors on assessments.

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