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Portugal 9th grade benchmarking tests and exams will be digital in 2023

September 21, 2022

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Next year, all assessment tests will be carried out in digital format, except for Artistic and Physical Expression. The model will be tested this year in some schools, and the process of selecting the establishments to be included in the pilot project is in progress. The experimental phase will be extended, in 2023, to the end-of-cycle tests of the 9th year and, in 2024, to the Secondary exams.

The dematerialization of tests and exams foresees an investment of 12 million euros in the Recovery and Resilience Plan. The Institute for Educational Assessment (IAVE) understands that, for the implementation to be carried out, "with the greatest security and the contribution of all", the process will be gradual, through the "application of experimental phases in the various modalities of external evaluation". In the schedule to which the JN had access, some students will take theoretical assessment tests this year on computers, and next year, this modality will apply to all students in the 2nd, 5th and 8th year.


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