The government determines the national assesment calendar and which learning or subject domain should be assessed by STEP. In the preparation phase, we delineate, in consultation with the client, which final attainment goals of the relevant learning or subject field are assessed and how this will be done: via written or practical tests. We investigate "what is alive" about evaluating the domain in question in the field of education and we also look at a broader, international context of other large-scale educational assessments and the scientific literature.Go to the next phase