- Published on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:38
Both studies - OBUT and DUMa - will be held on the same day - May 20. The National Study of the Third Graders' Skills will be held for the fourth time. The first round of OBUT was conducted in 2011. This year's edition will differ from the previous three in that the study will only only focus on selected mathematical skills of students. The worksheets will let the participants show the skills they acquire in everyday school classes, but also to demonstrate applying them to nonstandard situations.
Thanks to OBUT study the teachers of the participating schools will gain a broader perspective of their students' skills. All the participating schools will receive reports with the results of individual students, group/class reports divided into skill areas and the results of the entire school compared with the results of other schools.
DUMa study will be conducted for the first time. Thanks to the study that will focus on fifth-graders' skills, teachers will be able to better prepare their children for the revised national end-of-primary-school test organized by the Central Examination Board. Fifth-graders are taught in accordance with the new Core Curriculum introduced in all primary schools in 2009 and the test will examine, among others, their ability of mathematical modelling and strategy development. The information from the study will help teachers to better plan the work in the sixth grade..