Assessments and exams
Pupils of one class cannot take more than one exam a day and more than four a week. Oral exams can be conducted in every period without a previous announcementThe assessment is an evaluation procedure regarding all important facts on the pupil’s achievements during the monitoring, assessing and testing their knowledge, skills, capabilities and application of acquired knowledge.
The pupil's results are monitored and assessed in class, and pupils are assessed in every school subject as well as general conduct. The grades in school subjects are presented as numerical scores, while the pupil's conduct is assessed descriptively.
The full-time pupil's results are monitored and assessed in class, and pupils are assessed in every school subject as well as conduct. General point average is determined at the end of a school year.
Numerical scores in individual school subjects are the following: excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), sufficient (2) and insufficient (1), and all scores except for “insufficient (1)” are passing grades. The pupils who have passing grades at the end of the school year in every school subject move on to the next year.
Descriptive grades for pupil's conduct are: exemplary, good and bad. In schools carrying out alternative or international programmes, the pupils are assessed in accordance with the programme being carried out.
If your child cannot participate in a certain school activity due to their health condition or if such a participation would harm their health, they can be temporarily or permanently exempted from attending a school subject or participating in certain curricular content. This decision regarding this is made by the teachers’ council based on the recommendation by the primary health care physician.
General point averageThe general point average is determined for a pupil assessed in all school subjects as follows:
- excellent – if the middle score is at least 4.50;
- very good – if the middle score is between 3.50 and 4.49;
- good – if the middle score is between 2.50 and 3.49;
- sufficient – if the middle score is between 2 and 2.49;
- insufficient – if the pupils has at least one insufficient score.
From the first to fourth grade the GPA is determined by a class teacher, while a class council determines the GPA for pupils from the fifth to eighth grade, based on the head teacher's recommendation. The pupils who have passing grades in all school subject shall move on to the next year, while the pupils who have passing grades in all school subjects at the end of the eighth year successfully complete primary school.
Right to supplementary classesIf your child has an insufficient grade in the maximum of two school subjects, the school must organise additional support in studying and compensation of knowledge through supplementary classes that your child must attend.
The duration of each supplementary classes is determined by the teachers’ council and it cannot be shorter than 10 and longer than 25 hours per school subject.
If your child fulfils expected outcomes during those classes, they will receive a passing grade. The teacher shall inform the child about the grade or the need to take the final exam at the last session.
If a child who is a pupil from the fourth to eighth grade of primary school, does not receive a passing score after completing supplementary classes, they will be referred to a final exam taking place at the end of the school year and by 25 August at the latest.
The child may exceptionally be given permission to move on to the next year if they are in their first to third grade of primary school and if their score is insufficient (1) in one school subject after supplementary classes.
The final exam is taken before the examination board appointed by the school principal, and the score granted by this board shall be final and conclusive. The examination method is determined by the school’s statute. The final exams timetable is determined by the teachers’ council and published on the website and notice board of the school.
Right to appealA pupil or parent/guardian who is dissatisfied with a final grade from an individual school subject is entitled to file a request to the teachers’ council to take the exam before an examination panel within two days from the end of classes. The exam shall take place within two days from the date of filing the request.
If the examination panel decided that a pupil passed the exam, their grade shall be final. In case the panel gave the pupil an insufficient (1) grade, and the pupil has a final insufficient (1) grade in two school subjects maximum, the pupil will be referred to supplementary classes.
A pupil or parent/guardian who is dissatisfied with a final grade in conduct has the right to file a request to the teachers’ council for the re-assessment of the grade. The teachers’ council decision on the conduct grade shall be final.
Pupil’s parent/guardian has the right to appeal against the prescribed pedagogical measure, and the appeal shall be decided upon according to legal provisions; the appeal against a warning shall be decided by the class council, the appeal against a reprimand by the teachers’ council, and the appeal against a severe reprimand and relocation to another school by the school principal.
Written exams in one dayA pupil may take only one written exam in one day, and a maximum of four in one week.
However, you should be aware that oral exams and assessment of pupils' knowledge are generally carried out in each class, without previous announcement. In the same day when the pupil is taking a written exam, they can be orally examined in only one school subject, or in two school subjects if they did not take a written exam.