Verification of the attainment of the basic competences 2017 (ÜGK 2017) in the first language at the end of primary school: task development
Commissioned by: Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)
In the spring of 2017, the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education conducted the first ever largescale assessment to measure how well students have acquired the targeted skills in the first foreign language by the end of primary school, as defined by the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education.
The Institute of Multilingualism was responsible for developing the tasks in the language versions required to assess scholastic achievement in the first foreign language in all three regions of Switzerland. Listening and reading comprehension were tested. The tasks are computer-based and were implemented by IOM using CBA Item Builder software.