Compulsory Education Testing Law

Original Language Title: Pflichtschulabschluss-Prüfungs-Gesetz

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72. Federal law on the acquisition of mandatory graduation by young people and adults (graduation Audit Act)

The National Council has decided:

Table of contents



Type / clause





Subject / title







§ 1.





Control content and purpose







§ 2.





Admission to the graduation test







§ 3.





Test areas of the graduation examination







§ 4.





Examination Board of the graduation examination







§ 5.





Graduation verification







§ 6.





Evaluation of exams, as well as overall assessment of the graduation examination







§ 7.





Graduation certificate / part certificate







§ 8.





Courses to prepare for the graduation exam







§ 9.





Examinations in courses to prepare for the graduation exam







§ 10.





Rules of procedure







§ 11.





Payment for the audit work







§ 12.





Validity and effectiveness of other legislation







§ 13.





Entry into force







§ 14.





Enforcement





 

Control content and purpose

§ 1 (1) this federal law regulates the acquisition of the permissions associated with the successful completion of the 8th grade or the successful fulfillment of the first eight years of compulsory schooling, by young people and adults, which have obtained the compulsory education not within the framework of the visit, or else through college examinations and the conditions for the admission to the test (§ 2) meet.

(2) checks to purchase of graduation of requirement referred to in paragraph 1 be carried out by the passing of external examinations according to § 42 of the education law (SAL), Federal Law Gazette No. 472/1986. As far as this Act does not otherwise determines the external testing rules on.

(3) the acquisition of the permissions associated with the compulsory education in accordance with paragraph 1 by youth and adults has the goal to create an age-appropriate access of to further education and to create improved conditions for entry into the workforce or for the professional advancement for graduates.

(4) with the successful passing of the College exams in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 (graduation exam) with



1. the successful conclusion of the 8th grade or the successful fulfillment of the first eight years of compulsory schooling and 2nd which is acquired and according to the requirements of the various types of middle and higher schools by regulation of the Government Commissioner to determine successful completion of the 4th class of the Hauptschule or the 8th grade of negligible or permissions related to the 4th class of the new secondary school or Polytechnic School on the 8th grade , which test areas in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 Z 4 for admission to certain Middle and higher schools must be successfully completed.

(5) after successful completion of the graduation test additional tests on those test areas in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 can be stored Z 4, which successfully completing the regulation adopted on the basis of paragraph 4 with regard to the proposed secondary school is required. The provisions about the graduation exam or exams of same mutatis mutandis application lists additional exams for the graduation exam.

Admission to the graduation test

On request to allow persons who have reached the age of 16 on the day of entry to the graduation exam, or the first examination of part of and grade according to the curriculum of secondary school, the Neue Mittelschule, Polytechnic School or the 4th or a higher class of secondary higher school not or does not successfully complete the 8 are section 2 (1) graduation exams.

(2) the application for authorisation is to introduce in the public or equipped with public law new middle school before the examination board the passing of the graduation examination is intended.

(3) the request has in addition to article 3, paragraph 1 and paragraph 2 No. 2 of the training documentation Act, Federal Law Gazette I no. 12/2002, referred to contain data:



1. providing the recently visited school, 2. information about the chosen examination form, provided that a possibility of choice according to § 3, 3. the selected test area in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 Z 4, 4 the testing area "Another language" pursuant to § 3 para 1 No. 4 lit. c the language selected, 5. If necessary, the request for elimination of testing areas pursuant to § 3 para 4 (upon presentation of the certificates), 6, if necessary, the recognition of examinations pursuant to § 9 para 6 (see template of already existing certificates) prospect and 7 the intended date of the passing of the examination or the intended date of the passing of the first examination of of part of and a time frame envisaged for the further tests.

(4) on the approval of or the Chairman of the Audit Commission has to decide.

(5) after the admission to the graduation examination, a change of the examination Commission is no longer allowed.

Test areas of the graduation examination

3. (1) includes the graduation exam thematic and didactic adults meet written tasks in the following areas of review:



1 "German - communications and society": A one-hour written exam paper and an oral examination.

2. "English - globalization and Transculturation": choice of the candidates or the Prüfungskandidatin a one-hour written exam work or an oral examination.

3. "Mathematics": A one-hour written exam paper and an oral examination.

4. choice of the candidates or the Prüfungskandidatin of two of the following test areas: b) 'Creativity and design', b) "Health and Social Affairs", c) "Another language" (named for the language chosen by the candidates or the Prüfungskandidatin), d) "Nature and technology".

The test areas in accordance with letter. a can-d choice of candidates or the Prüfungskandidatin in the form of a one-hour written exam work, in the form of an oral exam or in the form of a project work are stored (including their presentation and discussion, including the professional environment).

5. "Career guidance": the oral presentation of one of the examination Commission of submitted portfolios.

(2) the audit requirements in the areas of audit referred to in paragraph 1 Z 1 to 4 are those of the new Middle School (in the areas of audit referred to in paragraph 1 Z 1 to 3 in the basic and in-depth general education). The testing requirements in the test area referred to in paragraph 1 Z 5 are a written documentation of projects and works in a portfolio, as well as a verbal confrontation with General aspects of vocational guidance.

(3) the responsible member of the Government shall by regulation to determine which subjects or parts of subjects (educational and teaching tasks and teaching of school subjects) are allocated to the examination areas referred to in paragraph 1 on the basis of the curriculum prescribed for the 5th-8th grade.

(4) a testing area pursuant to par. 1 Z 1 to 4 accounted for by request, if the candidate or the Prüfungskandidatin



1. the successful completion of the subject of the teaching or the subjects can prove, that (at best only partly) was assigned to the respective examination area by regulation in accordance with paragraph 3 or were, or 2 shows the successful completion of College exams or tests of external audits and which or the Chairman of the examination Board determines the equivalence of the test.

(5) the Elimination of testing areas is allowed only to the extent, to be taken as - well, taking into consideration on any awards pursuant to § 9 para 6 - at least a part of examination referred to in paragraph 1 before the competent Committee (§ 4).

Examination Board of the graduation examination

4. (1) the examination Board of the graduation exam and tests same consists of the Chairperson and a reviewer or an examiner per test.

(2) Chairman or Chairwoman is the head or the head of the school at which the admission to the graduation test is done. The head teacher or the school principal can transfer the Presidency a teacher or a teacher of the school.

(3) the examiner or examiners for the individual tests are to be ordered teacher or teachers of the school by the Chairman or by the Chairman.

Graduation verification


5. (1) the graduation exam can be dropped after choice of the candidates or the Prüfungskandidatin on an exam or exams on different test dates. Determining the dates of the examination has to be carried out, with wishes of the candidates or the Prüfungskandidatin to match is possible by the Chairman or the Chairman.

(2) the graduation exam and tests of them are period of five years, calculated from the date of the approval, according to the examination regulations at this time, then to place according to the applicable regulations.

(3) no or partial examinations judged with "Not enough" must be repeated each at least one month three times after.

(4) the test is whether the Chairman or the Chairman. He or she has to care for a proper functioning of the examination.

(5) oral part tests as well as the presentation and discussion of a project work in accordance with § 3 paragraph 1 Z 4 publicly and before the respective examination Commission to drop.

(6) the head teacher or the school principal has to hire a Secretary or a Secretary with the Protocol Guide.

Evaluation of exams, as well as overall assessment of the graduation examination

§ 6 (1) the evaluation of at the individual tests in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 Z 1 to 4 services provided by the Chairman or the Chairman after obtaining a review proposal of the auditor or examiner to be. 5 services rendered are Z in the part of examination in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 to evaluate in the form of a service description.

(2) scale for the assessment and evaluation are the requirements of the Neue Mittelschule (§ 3 par. 2). Knowledge proven by the candidates or the Prüfungskandidatin in the solution of the tasks of the audit area, here shown insight into the relationships between various functional areas of the test area, the independence in thinking and in the application of the content of the test area, the achievement of educational and teaching tasks and the objectives of the audit area concerned and that in the context of the presentation are based on the assessment or assessment (section 3 para 1 Nos. 4 and 5) proven competencies in the expression and discourse ability in the German language.

(3) the assessment levels for the evaluation of the tests in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 Z 1 to 4 services are: "Very good", "Good", "satisfactory", "Enough" and "Not enough". In the test areas referred to in article 3, paragraph 1 Z 1 to 3 is assessing to expel Erlangen the Basic or the in-depth education, the services in the basic literacy with "Satisfactory", "Enough" or "Not enough" and the services in the in-depth education with "Very good", are "Good", "Satisfactory" or "Enough" should be judged.

(4) after receipt of the task, a withdrawal is no longer allowed. The relevant examination of part of is to assess.

(5) fake services are not to be judged.

(6) the overall assessment of the graduation check has "Passed" to ring, when - disregarding at best quite testing areas and in accordance with § 9 section 6 recognized exams



1. all tests referred to in article 3, paragraph 1 were judged Z 1 to 4 and no assessment on "Not enough" is and 2. within the framework of the testing area in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 a portfolio presented Z 5 and was presented.

Otherwise has the overall assessment to "Fail" to be.

Testimony about the graduation examination / part certificate

The performances of the candidates or the Prüfungskandidatin are § 7 (1) completion of part tests of the graduation test in part based on completed component testing to notarize certificate.

(2) after successful passing of all tests, or after successful passing of the graduation examination at a testing appointment is a testimony about the graduation examination to exhibit. The testimony about the graduation exam has the assessment in individual areas of examination in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 Z 1 to 4, the assessment in the testing area pursuant to § 3 para 1 Z 5, for elimination of testing areas pursuant to § 3 para 4 and in recognition of test areas according to § 9 section 6 to contain a corresponding note as well as the overall assessment.

(3) the part certificate referred to in paragraph 1 as well as the certificate on the graduation examination referred to in paragraph 2 are to make in accordance with appendices 1 and 2 to this Federal Act on the vacuum paper intended for public schools.

Courses to prepare for the graduation exam

§ 8 (1) at the request of an institution of adult education, which is recognized by the Federal Government as a funding recipient, or a public school within the framework of the partial legal capacity (legal entity) can recognize the competent Member of the Government suitable a course as to prepare for the graduation exam.

(2) the recognition has to be carried out, if



1. the teaching referring to or curriculum of its requirements from the testing requirements referred to in article 3 is equivalent to at least and 2. the successful completion of a relevant, befähigenden secondary schools, polytechnic schools or schools for teaching at secondary schools, new degree course at a recognized post-secondary educational institution have the presenters as well as the Auditors and examiners.

As lecturers in training courses to prepare for the graduation exam are also persons, who have successfully completed a trade-relevant studies at a recognized post-secondary educational institution and have at least twelve-month experience as a lecturer in the education, training or further education.

(3) the recognition of the period under par. 1 and 2 takes place in terms of the submitted teaching or curriculum for a period of not more than five years and is to apply for amendment or new enactment of thereof.

(4) the recognition is done by decision. Before the recognition, the locally competent provincial or Vienna City School Board is to hear. The recognition is together with the teaching or curriculum, which is the recognized training course based to make known by the legal entity referred to in paragraph 1 appropriately.

Examinations in courses to prepare for the graduation exam

§ 9 (1) the final examinations in approved courses in accordance with § 8 take place before an examination Board under the Presidency of a qualified expert or a specialized expert of secondary compulsory education. The legal entity of the approved course has no later than three months before the expected date of examination the provincial or the Vienna City School Board to propose the person for the Presidency in prospect. The provincial or the Vienna City School Board has within four weeks of receipt of the proposal to entrust their person or an other qualified expert or an other professional expert of public compulsory education with the Presidency. At the request of a legal entity in accordance with article 8, paragraph 1, the provincial or the Vienna City School Board has to be also specialized expert or experts of the public school system as examiner or examiners.

(2) the examination is the teaching or curriculum of the accredited course basis to lay. § 6 para 1 to 5 shall apply.

(3) the legal entity in accordance with article 8, paragraph 1 together with the or the Chairman immediately have to set the concrete test date at the latest within four weeks of the order.

(4) at the same time with the proposal are the qualified experts for the Presidency in prospect or an expert to submit the written exam work tasks the provincial or the Vienna City School Board. He has the provincial or the Vienna City School Board finds inappropriate, presented problems in terms of the curriculum relevant to the test area and in terms of the required equivalence under setting a reasonable period of time to request the submission of new tasks. The tasks of the oral part tests are to present President on the day of the examination before commencement of the trial to the approval.

(5) do not or the audit assessed with "Not enough" may be repeated each at least a month three times after.


(6) successfully dropped final examinations in approved courses are to acknowledge as part of tests of the graduation examination in the appropriate test area at the request of the candidates or the Prüfungskandidatin. The recognition is allowed only to the extent when - to place is also taking on a possible elimination of testing areas in accordance with article 3 par. 4 and 5 - at least a partial resit pursuant to § 3 para 1 before the competent Committee (§ 4). The documents submitted to the proof of the recognition of the audit are to be kept together with the other documents for the graduation exam at the school referred to in § 2 para 4.

Rules of procedure

§ 10. On the procedure regarding admission to examinations, the recognition of examinations and the appeal against a failed part testing are the sections 70 and 71 of the Education Act, Federal Law Gazette apply, no. 472/1986, with the proviso that justified the appointment two weeks later with a appeal in the or to submit to the Chairman of the examination Board.

Payment for the audit work

§ 11. The Chairman, the examiners and examiners and the writing guides and Schriftführerinnen the



1 in public schools, established examination boards, 2 schools with public status, whose teacher and teacher compensation in full by the Federal Government will be played, and 3. the provincial or the Vienna City School Board appointed Chairman and a compensation according to the examination fees law - schools / colleges, Federal Law Gazette No. 314 to auditors and examiners / 1976, in accordance with the compensation provided for an appropriate external audit.

Validity and effectiveness of other legislation

§ 12. As far as other federal laws are referenced in this Federal Act, these are to apply in their up-to-date version.

Entry into force

§ 13. This federal law, as well as appendices 1 and 2 to this Act enter into force September 1, 2012.

Enforcement

§ 14. With the completion of this federal law, the Federal Minister is entrusted to the Federal Minister for education, art and culture?

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