ERIC Number: EJ981662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Assessment in Finland: A Scholarly Reflection on One Country's Use of Formative, Summative, and Evaluative Practices
Hendrickson, Katie A.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v25 n1-2 p33-43 Win-Spr 2012
Finland's high test scores have prompted international comparisons of educational policy. This article explores the use of assessment in Finland, particularly the intended use of student assessment and evaluation of schools as described in the National Curriculum. This article explores Finnish educational policy through the lens of formative and summative assessment in attempt to gain further understanding of the differences between Finland and the United States.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; United States