Haute Ecole pédagogique Fribourg

L’évaluation externe des acquis des élèves, un "mal nécessaire" pour les enseignants = External testing, a "necessary evil" for the teachers

Yerly, Gonzague

In: Revista de Sociología de la Educación, 2017, vol. 10, no. 3, p. 502-518

This article proposes an analysis of the perceptions of teachers regarding a system of external testing of pupils’ achievements in primary schooling in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. In this context, different types of external tests (reference test in 4th and 6th grade; selection test in 8th grade) must allow teachers to adjust their teaching practices. A mixed research approach...