Dictionary of Dutchness


The Citotoets, or Eindtoets Basisonderwijs (its official title), is a three-day multiple choice test taken by around 85% of children in their last year at primary school. The result is used to determine which sort of secondary education is suitable for individual children but it is much criticised for being too rigid and based on rote learning. The Cito organisation was founded in 1968 by the government to measure educational achievement. However it was privatised in 1999 – which means a private firm is setting educational standards.

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