Is compulsory schooling an advantage for young children?

primary school

At the end of the school year in the school-leaving phase, all pupils receive a certificate with an assessment of their learning, performance and competence development.

1st and 2nd class
By listing all subjects in grades 1 and 2 in tabular form, the conventional text of a verbal assessment is supplemented or replaced. The performance evaluation follows a competence-oriented approach and maps essential learning and development goals: The evaluation takes place in relation to the framework curriculum, the study of the starting point of learning (LauBe) of the beginning of school and the learning documentation mathematics and language.

3rd to 6th grade
In grades 3 to 6, certificates are issued at the end of each half of the school year. In grades 3 and 4, the majority of the class parents' assembly can decide that a verbal assessment should continue to be given instead of grades. In grades 5 and 6, only grade certificates are issued.

Mixed vintage
In mixed-year classes, in which children from the beginning of school (1st and 2nd grade) study together with children from 3rd grade, all children receive the same type of certificate: a verbal assessment, which can also be given in the form of an indicator-based certificate.

Comparative work
In all Berlin primary schools - as in all federal states - at the end of the 3rd grade, the comparative tests in German and mathematics are written at the same time.

These comparative works show the performance development of the individual students. But the performance of the entire class is also compared within the school and also with the schools in the catchment area. The comparative work is based on the nationwide binding educational standards for primary schools.