THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Hanoi, February 4, 2008
PROMULGATING THE REGULATION ON CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING THE EDUCATION QUALITY OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS
THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 178/2007/ND-CP of December 3, 2007, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structures of ministries and ministerial-level agencies;
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 85/2003/ND-CP of July 18, 2003, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Education and Training;
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 75/2006/ND-CP of August 2, 2006, detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Education Law;
Pursuant to the Education and Training Ministers Decision No. 51/2007/QD-BGDDTof August 31, 2007, promulgating the Primary School Charter;
At the proposal of the director of the Examination and Education Quality Evaluation Department,
Article 1. To promulgate together with this Decision the Regulation on criteria for evaluating the education quality of primary schools.
Article 2. This Decision takes effect 15 days after its publication in CONG BAO.
Article 3. The director of the Office, the director of the Examination and Education Quality Evaluation Department, the director of the Primary Education Department, the heads of concerned units under the Ministry of Education and Training, the presidents of provincial/municipal Peoples Committees and the directors of provincial/municipal Education and Training Services shall implement this Decision.
FOR THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ON CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING THE EDUCATION QUALITY OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS
(Promulgated together with the Education and Training Ministers Decision No. 04/2008/QD-BGDDT of February 4, 2008)
Article 1. Scope of regulation and subjects of application
1. This Document provides for criteria for evaluating the education quality of primary schools.
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2. This Document applies to public and private primary schools within the national education system.
Article 2. Education quality and criteria for evaluating the education quality of primary schools
1. The education quality of primary schools means the satisfaction of requirements oh primary education objectives specified in the Education Law.
2. Criteria for evaluating the education quality of primary schools are the degree of requirements and conditions which primary schools must satisfy to be recognized as being up to education quality standards.
Article 3. Purposes of promulgation of criteria for evaluating the education quality of primary schools
Criteria for evaluating the education quality of primary schools are promulgated to serve as a tool for primary schools to make self-evaluation so as to unceasingly raise their education quality and to explain to functional agencies and the society about their primary education quality, for functional agencies to evaluate and recognize primary schools as being up to education quality standards, and for pupils parents to select schools for their children.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING THE EDUCATION QUALITY OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Article 4. Criterion 1: Organization and management of schools
1. A school is structured with an organizational apparatus prescribed in the Primary School Charter, comprising:
a/ A principal, vice-principal(s) and councils (a school council, for public schools or a managing council, for private schools; an emulation and commendation council; a discipline council and an advisory council);
b/ Organizations of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Trade Union, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneers Brigade, the Ho Chi Minh Little Star Brigade and other social organizations;
c/ Professional teams and clerical team.
2. A school must have classes, grades and school-pilots of appropriate sizes.
a/ Each class is assigned to a head-teacher, who teaches one or several subjects; for semi-boarding classes, there must be sufficient full-time teachers for such subjects as fine arts, music, physical training and optical subjects;
b/ Each class has a monitor and two deputy-monitors and is divided into several groups; the number of pupils in each class does not exceed 30, for rural areas or 35, for urban areas; and each school has no more than 30 classes from 1st to 5th grades;
c/ School-pilots comply with Clause 4, Article 14, of the Primary School Charter.
3. The school council, for public schools, or managing council, for private schools, is organized and operates according to the Primary School Charter.
a/ Adopting a specific plan on educational activities and meeting at least twice in a school-year;
b/ Being able to propose measures for improving the administration and direction work and organizing the performance of tasks of the school;
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c/ Effectively performing the task of supervising the principal, deputy-principal(s) and functional sections in organizing the implementation of the councils resolutions or conclusions.
4. The schools professional teams effectively carry out educational activities and provide professional retraining to their members.
a/ Working out specific plans on common activities of the teams and on activities of each member for each week, each month and the whole school-year and organizing professional reviews at least twice a month;
b/ Conducting regular inspection and evaluation of the effectiveness of their members educational activities;
c/ Providing professional retraining to their members according to the schools plans and well performing the tasks of proposing forms of commending and disciplining teachers.
5. The clerical team well performs its assigned tasks.
a/ Working out a specific plan on the performance of its assigned tasks;
b/ Efficiently fulfilling all its assigned tasks;
c/ For each semester, reviewing and evaluating measures for performing its assigned tasks.
6. The principal, deputy-principal(s), teachers and staff members perform tasks of administering educational activities and managing pupils.
a/ Working out specific plans on the performance of administration tasks and assigning in writing the tasks of administering educational activities and managing pupils to each teacher or staff member;
b/ The principal regularly supervises the effectiveness of educational and managerial activities of each teacher or staff member;
c/ For each semester, the principal reviews measures for performing tasks of administering the schools educational activities.
7. The school properly observes the regulations on information and reporting.
a/ Having books for monitoring and recording documents on the schools activities issued by the Party Committee, administration and mass organizations;
b/ Observing regulations on regular and irregular reporting on educational activities to competent functional agencies;
c/ For each semester, reviewing measures for implementing regulations on information and reporting at the request of competent functional agencies.
8. The school provides retraining to teachers and staff members to improve their professional qualifications, education administration skills and political knowledge.
a/ Working out specific plans on professional retraining for teachers to raise their professional qualifications and education administration skills;
b/ Teachers and staff members attend all courses of professional and political training to improve their qualification and skills as provided for by the Party Committee;
c/ For each semester, reviewing measures for improving professional qualifications, education administration skills and political knowledge of teachers and staff members.
Article 5. Criterion 2: Administrators, teachers, and staff members
1. The schools administers must be capable of organizing educational activities.
a/ Being physically fit and gaining the confidence of the school staff in their political and moral qualities, lifestyle and professional qualifications; possessing the intermediate or higher degree in pedagogy or the collegial or higher degree in, and obtaining a certificate of, pedagogic skills as prescribed;
b/ Having at least three years teaching experiences, for principals, and two years teaching experiences, for deputy-principals, (excluding the probation duration) at the primary or higher education level, and being appointed for no more than two consecutive terms at a school;
c/ Being retrained in education administration and effectively performing their tasks and exercising their powers specified in Articles 17 and 18 of the Primary School Charter.
a/ Being quantitatively sufficient and assigned to teach subjects in which they have been trained; possessing the intermediate or higher degree in pedagogy with at least 50% of teachers possessing the collegial or higher degree;
b/ Annually, all teachers participate in professional activities and practice self-training to raise their professional qualifications and skills as required by competent management agencies; each teacher teaches at least six sessions in an internal teaching contest and attends I8 teaching-sessions of their colleagues inside or outside the school; there are teachers who are awarded the title of good teacher of district or higher level and have initiatives or share experiences in educational activities, recognized by competent authorities;
c/ Having their rights assured as provided for in Article 32 of the Primary School Charter.