06/16/2021 1:20 PM
Updated 06/16/2021 1:32 PM
After the controversy over the suspension of the Aprender tests, the Minister of National Education Nicolás Trotta came out on Wednesday to
clarify the schedule
that they are preparing for the educational evaluations.
, he confirmed that the Learning tests for primary school students -which were to be done in October of this year-
will be done in April of next year
“when the students have returned in person to the classrooms. throughout the national territory ”, because they have to be done throughout the country simultaneously.
He added that the census evaluation of high school students will be done "in October or November" of 2022;
and stated that the Aprender tests “are
They will be carried out
as part of a more complete set of tools
to evaluate the education system ”.
The national education minister slid a criticism towards Soledad Acuña, his Buenos Aires counterpart, who was the first person to alert about the suspension on the date of the learning measurement operation.
“Acuña must have misunderstood or
forced his interpretation
when yesterday we raised to the jurisdictional technical teams the need to reflect that, in this time of profound alteration of all the organizational coordinates of school work, the tools to evaluate the educational system and the way in which the right to education has been exercised in Argentina, they must accompany the process, ”said Trotta.
And regarding the dates of the tests, he indicated: “The evaluation has to be simultaneous throughout the Argentine territory. Therefore, in April 2022, when the students have returned in person to the classrooms throughout the national territory, we will evaluate the last year of primary school by census and in October or November we will do it with secondary school . The evaluations that will be carried out this year will be sample because it is
the methodologically correct to have an alternate and intermittent presence
according to the epidemiological indicators ”.
And he added: “We are not going to renounce the knowledge or the educational quality of our students. They are knowledge traversed by the pandemic and to address them,
we are going to build the necessary evidence
, as we have done in 2020 through the National Assessment of Pedagogical Continuity, to
make informed decisions regarding
the public policies that we must continue to implement " , he assured.
The Ministry of Education ratified that they are finishing developing a comprehensive evaluation plan that will be presented to the Council of Educational Quality chaired by Axel Rivas, which "will be subject to
exchange with teachers through their representatives
and discussed and agreed with the authorities within the framework of the Federal Council of Education ”.
Trotta also criticized the political opposition, whom he called for "consistency."
“The most important thing is what we do with the results of the evaluations to face the impact not only of the pandemic but of the 4 years of underfunding of education by the Macri government.
The leaders were then called to silence while they underfunded education by 33% at the head of the national State, discontinued Connect Equality and finished 174 gardens of the 3,000 that they promised, "he said.