Project Category
Quality Assurance Services
Project Title
Latvia: World Bank Education Improvement Project
Name of Client
Ministry of Education
Start/ End Date
Oct 2000 - Jan 2004
Project Description

SQA assisted the Ministry of Education and Regional School Boards in Latvia to create a National Student Assessment system for grade 9 native and non-native speakers of Latvian language.

Project objectives were:

  • Establish a robust, workable and cost effective assessment model
  • Design valid and reliable assessment instruments with objective grading criteria
  • Develop a trained resource at national, regional and schools level to operate the assessment system
  • Pilot the new model and assessment instruments
  • Produce detailed guidance manuals to underpin the new system
  • Develop systems for analysing results and monitoring the system
  • Disseminate the new model to the wider school system

Project deliverables:

  • Consultancy and Guidance
  • Project management
  • Pilot testing
  • Decentralisation – encouraging partnerships between national and regional authorities in management of national assessment system
  • Implementation of assessment system
  • Teacher and technical staff training
  • Statistical analysis
  • Guidance materials development