Bosnia and Herzegovina


OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has high levels of educational attainment and performs similar to other Western Balkan economies in international assessments of student learning, like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). However, large shares of students in BiH continue to leave school without mastering basic competencies and there are signs of inequities in the learning outcomes. BiH also has limited comparable data on teaching and learning and faces considerable capacity and resource constraints. Considering collaboration across the country’s different levels of government is limited, these factors prevent the development and implementation of sustainable education reforms. This review explores some of the contextual features of education systems in BiH and highlights how a stronger evaluation and assessment frameworks can help achieve higher learning standards for all students.

Published on March 31, 2022

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Evaluation and assessment review of Bosnia and Herzegovina5 chapters available
Education systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Supporting student learning through assessment
Empowering teachers to improve their practice
Strengthening evaluation capacity to support the most at-risk schools and build school leadership
Enable competent education authorities to strengthen system evaluation and improve co‑ordination
Competent education authority profiles5 chapters available
Brčko District
Central Bosnia Canton
Republika Srpska
Sarajevo Canton
West Herzegovina Canton
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