Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
versão impressa ISSN 0102-3772
PRIMI, Ricardo; LANDEIRA-FERNANDEZ, J. e ZIVIANI, Cilio. The Psychology National Examination: aims, problems, consequences and suggestions. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2003, vol.19, n.2, pp. 109-116. ISSN 0102-3772. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722003000200002.
The Brazilian Federal Government, through the Ministry of Education, devised the National Course Examination in order to evaluate the several Brazilian undergraduate courses and point out possible academic education deficiencies. The first Psychology National Course Examination was carried in 2000 and since then it has being annually carried out for all Psychology senior students. The purpose of the present work is to argue whether the two main purposes of this form of evaluation - to discriminate the different courses of Psychology and to point out deficiencies in Psychology education - are being reached. Initially we present some problems found in the first Psychology National Course Examination and possible consequences of these problems. Finally, we put forward some suggestions that might improve the purposes of this type of Psychology academic evaluation.
Palavras-chave : instrument validity; educational evaluation.