The general standards of achievement for basic adult education in Serbia were developed during 2011 and 2012 within the project “Development of educational standards for the completion of elementary adult education” by the Institute for Education Quality and Evaluation with the support of the project Second Chance - Development of functional adult education system in Serbia. Standards were published in June 2013 in the Rulebook on General Standards of Achievement for Primary Adult Education ("Official Gazette of RS", No. 13/50)
Teacher competences represent individual capacity for performing complex activities in educational work. Competences are a set of necessary knowledge, skills, personal values and attitudes of teachers. Teachers play a central role in improving education, as they directly influence the learning and development process of students.
General Standards of Achievement – educational standards for the end of the third cycle of functional compulsory adult education for Serbian Language course include achievement standards for the following areas: Oral Expression, Reading and Reading Comprehension Skills, Written Expression, Grammar, Lexis, Folk and Literary Language, and Literature. Requirements are described within each of these areas for basic and advanced levels, except for Oral Expression. At the end of the third cycle of education and studying of Serbian, course participants will have developed skills of oral communication and will be able to use Serbian in written communication in a more comprehensive manner, to enable active participation in social life, at work and personal development. Also, course participants will be able to read and interpret the recommended literary works independently.