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ERIC Number: EJ1105739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Assessment in Finnish Schools
Savola, Lasse
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v3 n1 p40-44 Spr-Sum 2012
The Finnish National Board of Education has been publishing guidelines for the evaluation of student learning in the comprehensive school since the 1970s. This evaluation is two-fold: 1) during school it guides and supports students along their academic paths and 2) at the conclusion of the comprehensive school it expresses each student's level of proficiency to the larger community. The Finnish educational authorities conduct sample-based assessments, which are used as a basis for program improvements. They do not, however, endorse high-stakes, total cohort testing. Instead of external measures of accountability, the emphasis is on trust.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland
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