Thematic and system evaluations

Thematic evaluation focus on a content package or a theme. The target may also be the evaluation of the state of a particular form of education. System evaluations focus on the education system as a whole or its part. In addition, the target may be the educational policy and its implementation or the development of the education system. Thematic and system evaluations may focus either on vocational education and training (VET) only, or then simultaneously several levels of the education system.

In thematic and system evaluation, multidisciplinary planning and evaluation group will be formed for the evaluation project. The evaluation will use inclusive and varied evaluation methods. The key is to take into account the perspectives of various stakeholders, critical and profound study of the phenomenon to be evaluated and to get a com­prehensive understanding of the evaluation target.