Language and mathematics in the spotlight

To ensure good and sustained quality of language and maths teaching, the Dutch Education Council advises a comprehensive and structural focus on these subjects from stakeholders including the government, school administrators, school heads and teachers. The Council advises central government to formulate clear goals for language and mathematics teaching as part of the national attainment targets and standards (core attainment targets, examination standards, qualification requirements and benchmarks) and to monitor the achievement of those goals on an ongoing basis.