Objective of the pretest
From the second half of the 2023-2024 Academic Year (January 2024), your school will be able to use the Student Monitoring System (LVS) for Bonaire, Statia and Saba (BES) for the languages Dutch as a Foreign Language (NVT) and English. The tests for groups 3 to 8 of primary education and years 1 to 3 of secondary education have been developed but must still be tested by your students during the 2022-2023 academic year using a pretest. All pupils in the above-mentioned years of study take part in this pretest (with the exception of pupils in preparatory vocational education (VMBO) at Bonaire: for them, years 1 and 2 apply). Based on this pretest, we can see which questions are suitable to include in the LVS BES tests. We use the answers to the test questions and feedback from the teachers on the tests to make the final adjustments. This pretest also gives the schools a good idea of what the tests look like and how they are administered. The school also receives the results from their students. Dutch and English tests are based on the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Tests are available at CEFR level PreA1, A1, A2 and B1. For more information on the CEFR, go to https://www.slo.nl/thema/vakspecifieke-thema/mvt/erk/.