In agreement with the European Parliament’s critique of standardised tests in its report, “Follow-up of ET 2020” (section 38, 2016), we insist on the need for personalised and formative assessment.
Our advocacy on this topic takes numerous forms. As a member of the European Commission ET 2020 Working Group Schools, for the 2016–2018 as well as the 2018–2020 mandate, we have been actively involved in the European discussion on quality assurance in education. In 2017, we contributed to the public consultation on the European Key Competences Framework, with our recommendations,“Towards a human-centred education: 7 priorities”. Our advocacy has involved participation in stakeholder hearings with European institutions, and in 2019, ECSWE together with Learning for Well-being and the Hungarian Waldorf Fellowship, launched an ERASMUS+ Partnership on collecting personalised assessment practices.