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National Centre for Education (NCE) is a public administration institution directly subordinated to the Minister of Education and Science


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National Centre for Education

National Centre for Education (NCE) is a public administration institution directly subordinated to the Minister of Education and Science.

NCE primary functions are:

  • to develop curriculum for pre-school, basic and general secondary education and vocational education; (NCE develops subject standards and sample teaching- learning programs);
  • to provide unite development of national examinations in basic education, general secondary education and vocational education;
  • to coordinate development of textbooks in accordance with national standards for general and vocational education;
  • to coordinate support system for learners with special needs;
  • to coordinate interest-related education system and implement support activities for development of learners’ personalities and talents;
  • to organize Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Celebration;
  • to coordinate teacher continuing professional development activities;
  • to organize state language proficiency testing