EVAMAR: evaluation of the Baccalaureate reform

Baccalaureate education was reformed upon introduction of the Federal Council's Ordinance on Recognition of Baccalaureate (MAV 95) and the identical Regulation on Recognition of Baccalaureate (MAR 95) issued by the Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) in 1995. This reform was evaluated in two stages in the EVAMAR project on behalf of the Confederation and the cantons. EVAMAR I (2002-2004) evaluated the extent of implementation of the Baccalaureate reform in the cantons and Baccalaureate schools. In 2007, its findings were incorporated into the partial revision of the MAR 95/MAV 95. This revision of the MAR/MAV contains, among others, an increase in the importance of mathematics and natural sciences and of the Baccalaureate essay. EVAMAR II (2005-2008) tested the students' level of education at the end of the Baccalaureate education in the subjects first language, mathematics and biology, and examined the Baccalaureate essays. EVAMAR II investigated whether the Baccalaureate schools provide students with sufficient preparation for studying at an university. The results of EVAMAR II are being incorporated into further development of the Baccalaureate. The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) are working together in this area.

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