How can assessment and evaluation policies work together more effectively to improve
student outcomes in primary and secondary schools? The country reports in this series
analyse major issues facing evaluation and assessment policy to identify improvements
that can be made to enhance the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.
The Republic of Serbia’s education system performs well compared to other countries
in the Western Balkans. There have been improvements in access to education and international
assessments show that learning outcomes are on the rise. However, a large share of
Serbian students continue to leave school without mastering basic competencies and
efforts to achieve educational excellence are jeopardised by limited institutional
capacity and low levels of public spending on education. This review, developed in
cooperation with UNICEF, provides Serbia with recommendations to help strengthen its
evaluation and assessment system to focus on support for student learning. It will
be of interest to Serbia, as well as other countries looking to make more effective
use of their evaluation and assessment system to improve quality and equity, and result
in better outcomes for all students.