Reference framework for external evaluation of civic competencies
The principal mechanism of external evaluation which currently exists in Colombia is the set of SABER tests. These tests are directed at all of the country's educational institutions, and are created, implemented and analyzed by the Colombian Institute for Educational Evaluation (ICFES). [...] Firstly, the different types of regulations that govern the creation of the SABER Civic Competence tests are presented in this document. Secondly, underlying conceptions of citizenship and civic competence are explained. Thirdly, the different competencies evaluated by the tests are outlined, their content described, and their relevance explained. Finally, the manner in which these competencies and the corresponding test content are organized is shown.