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Accreditation Services

Institutes for higher education need to be accredited by an Accreditation Council: in the Netherlands and Belgium by the NVAO (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie) and in other countries by an Accreditation Council, most of the time established by the Government of that specific country.


Basic quality services in Vocational institutes (vocational /mbo)

Every 3 to 4 years vocational training centres in the Netherlands need to be accredited by the “Onderwijsinspectie (OI)”. There are several items the OI will examine and the institute needs to be ready for that. Next to the quality of training programs and teachers, the OI will examine all items regarding Examination & Graduation.

Heijbos will deliver full support regarding:

  • looking after all the exams of the institute;

  • implementation of (new) rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education & Science regarding Exams;

  • validate the exams, especially the development of these and other examination tools;

  • constantly improvement the basic quality of exams;

  • responsibilities of the Examination Board;

  • Determination of competitive advantage

  • roll of the management regarding exams;

  • evaluate on a regular basis the quality of exams by external parties.


Establishing Examination Boards and designing Rules and Regulations and Tests

A test or an examination (or "exam") is an assessment, often administered on paper or on the computer, intended to measure the test-taker's or respondent's (often a student) knowledge, skills, attitudes. Tests are often used in education, professional certification, counseling, psychology and many other fields.

The measurement that is the goal of testing is called a test score and is "a summary of the evidence contained in an examinee's responses to the items of a test that are related to the construct or constructs being measured.[1] Test scores are interpreted with respect to a standard or criterion or occasionally both. The standard may be established independently or by statistical analysis of a large number of subjects.

A standardized test is one that is administered and scored in a consistent matter to ensure legal defensibility.

The basic components of a test are items, which are stored in an item bank. Items are often colloquially referred to as "questions," but not every item is phrased as a question; it may be such things as a true/false statement or a task that must be performed (in case of a performance test).

An Examination Board is needed to keep control over the exams; an EB needs Examinations, Rules and Regulations.


Heijbos can provide these services and products.