What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finlands School Success – Anu Partanen – The Atlantic

23 Aug

For starters, Finland has no standardized tests. The only exception is whats called the National Matriculation Exam, which everyone takes at the end of a voluntary upper-secondary school, roughly the equivalent of American high school.Instead, the public school systems teachers are trained to assess children in classrooms using independent tests they create themselves. All children receive a report card at the end of each semester, but these reports are based on individualized grading by each teacher. Periodically, the Ministry of Education tracks national progress by testing a few sample groups across a range of different schools.

via What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finlands School Success – Anu Partanen – The Atlantic.

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