Pre-school and School Education Content Directorate

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  1. assists the Minister in the development and implementation of the state policy in the field of pre-school, general and special profile school education;
  2. develops and is responsible for the introduction and implementation of the state education standards for the pre-school education, for the mastering of the Bulgarian literary language, for the curriculum, for general education, for special profile education, for assessment of the results of the pupils’ education, and for civic, health, environmental and intercultural education;
  3. develops framework curricula in school education;
  4. coordinates the development and is responsible for the implementation of curricula under the educational subjects in the general and special profile education;
  5. agrees the draft standard curricula for the arts and culture schools, sports schools and spiritual schools in relation to the specialized training;
  6. agrees the draft syllabi related to the pre-school education, general and special profile school education, in the activities involving the registration and reorganization of private kindergartens and schools;
  7. coordinates draft curricula and draft syllabi of innovative schools in relation to the elements, associated with the curriculum and syllabi for the acquisition of general education degree;
  8. establishes, tests and endorses training examination programs;
  9. provides the content for the examination materials for the state matriculation examinations and for the national external assessments at the end of a grade, stage or degree of education;
  10. organizes and coordinate the work of the national commissions in relation to the checking and assessing the state matriculation examinations;
  11. exercises control over the work of the regional commissions in relation to the checking and assessing the national external assessments;
  12. supports the activities on testing and determining the children’s readiness for school in pre-school education, as well as on internal and external assessment in school education;
  13. manages methodically the activities related to the school Olympiads and competitions, as follows:
    1. by drawing up rules for the organization of school Olympiads and competitions and by proposing to the Minister the composition of the national commissions;
    2. by exercising control over the organization and carrying out of the Olympiads and competitions at national level;
    3. by proposing to the Minister the ranking of the pupils in the National Olympiads and competitions, protocols for laureates and protocols for determining the national teams to participate for the Republic of Bulgaria in international Olympiads and competitions;
  14. manages methodologically, supervises and evaluates the activities of experts in the regional department of education under the educational subjects in the general and special profile education, as well as under the educational subjects of religion and mother tongue;
  15. participates in the development and management of national projects and programs;
  16. participates by providing experts and gives opinions on proposals relating to the opening, registration, transformation, reorganization and closing down of institutions in the pre-school and school education system;
  17. ensures educational training in the subject of religion, as follows:
    1. by coordinating the development and implementation of the syllabi under the educational subject taught;
    2. by communicating with the official religious institutions;
  18. ensures educational training in subjects of mother tongue and choreography, by coordinating the development and implementation of the syllabi under the educational subjects taught;
  19. participates in the preparation of the intergovernmental and interagency agreements, programs and protocols relating to the content and organization of pre-school and school education;
  20. manages methodologically the activities related to the validation of non-formal instruction and informal learning in the field of general educational training in school education;
  21. is responsible for the elaboration, updating and application of the regulatory acts and the individual and general administrative acts, related to its functional expertise;
  22. participates in the synchronization of national legislation with the European Union acts relating to its functional expertise.