A-Level – Advanced Level exam at the age of 18, comparable to the Austrian ‘Matura’ and German ‘Abitur’ GCSE – ‘General Certificate of Secondary Education’ at the age of 16 IWB – Interactive White Board KPH-Edith Stein – Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule Edith Stein NMS – Neue Mittelschule; Austrian version of comprehensive schooling for 10-14 year olds with its emphasis on learning in heterogenous groups. PISA – Programme for International Student Assessment. It surveys scholastic achievement using world applied standardised tests very few years SATs – National Curriculum assessments are a series of educational assessments. They are colloquially known as SATs and used to assess the attainment of children attending maintained schools in England. They comprise a mixture of teacher-led and test-based assessment depending on the age of the pupils.The tests were introduced for 7-year-olds for the academic year ending July 1991, and for 11-year-olds in the academic year ending July 1995.Similar tests were introduced for 14- year-olds for the academic year ending July 1998 but were scrapped at the end of the academic year ending July 2009.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Curriculum_assessment - cite_note-3
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