Examination Systems in Small States

Comparative Perspectives on Policies, Models and Operations

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This publication is based on the content of a panCommonwealth workshop in Barbados in 1996. Participants looked at issues such as: personnel and infrastructure; international recognition and national priorities; innovative ways of testing; using technology to improve efficiency. Examination Systems in Small States deals with the provision of examinations in small states. It presents a conceptual framework and discusses models for the administration and provision of examinations at the end of the secondary cycle.



Small States and Examination Systems—Concepts and Issues

This chapter provides a framework for the rest of the book. It begins with some definitions before turning to reviews of existing literature first on education in small states and then on examination systems. The presentation of concepts and issues provides a set of perspectives with which to view the chapters in Parts II, III and IV of the book.


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