Longitudinal assessment of learning outcomes in basic education, the first phase
11/2016 - 09/2020
The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) will implement a longitudinal assessment of learning outcomes in basic education. The aim of the assessment is to get information about learning outcomes and changes in students’ competence curves focusing in mother tongue and literature (Finnish, Swedish, and Finnish as a second language) and mathematics. Students’ transversal competences will be assessed concurrently according to the new Finnish national core curriculum (National Board of Education, 2014). The first phase of the assessment will be implemented between November 2016 and September 2020.
The target group of the first assessment is first graders in primary education in fall 2018. During the first phase, data will be collected two times from the same pupils in order to get information about learning outcomes and changes in students’ competence curves during the first two school years. The assessments will be implemented in the beginning of the first grade and at the first transition point, in the beginning of the third grade.
After the first phase, it is possible to implement follow-up assessments with the same pupils and assess their learning outcomes and competence curves at the later transition point (after 6th grade) and at the end of the primary education (9th grade) ‒ and in upper secondary or higher education.
An interim report will be published after the first grade assessment and the final report after the third grade assessment.
Project Manager Annette Ukkola, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 29 533 5548