Evaluation of student transitions and smooth study paths

09/2017–10/2021

The evaluation focuses on the functionality of the transition phases of the education system as well as education’s ability to ensure young people’s flexible transitions from one level of education to another, to support young people’s choices and to prevent exclusion risks.

The evaluation areas are:

  • the guidance of students at transition phases
  • students’ application and acceptance processes
  • education providers’ co-operation with different parties
  • education’s ability to support young people in choices related to further studies and occupational orientation.

During the evaluation project, information about transition phases, transitions and guidance is collected from students, education providers, regional lifelong guidance co-operation groups and various stakeholders.

The evaluation is based on the principle of developmental evaluation. Developmental evaluation:

  • produces information about students’ experiences at transition phases
  • produces information about the development of students’ career planning skills and about means of support and guidance related to these skills
  • provides education providers and their educational institutions with an opportunity to analyse the strengths, good practices and development needs associated with transition phase activities
  • produces a comprehensive summary of best practices on different levels of education and enables their sharing
  • gives a national overview of the functionality of transition phases, transitions and related guidance.

The first evaluation phase in 2018–2019 focuses on transitions after basic education. The second phase in 2020–2021 evaluates transitions after upper secondary education.

The results of the first evaluation phase will be reported in early 2020 and those of the second phase in spring 2021. The publicity event of the results of the first evaluation phase will be held 31.1.2020.

At FINEEC, the project is carried out by a project group with the following members:

Jani Goman, Counsellor of Evaluation, project manager
Risto Hietala, Evaluation expert
Johanna Kiesi, Evaluation expert
Niina Rumpu, Senior Advisor

An expert group participates in the planning and execution of the project; the group has the following members:

  • Merja Hilpinen, ylitarkastaja, OKM, nuoriso- ja liikuntapolitiikan osasto
  • Hans Kankkonen, opinto-ohjaaja, Merenkurkun koulu, Vaasa
  • Ismo-Olav Kjäldman, rehtori, Leppävaaran lukio, Espoo
  • Susanna Niinistö-Sivuranta, kehitysjohtaja, Helsingin yliopisto
  • Seija Nykänen, rehtori, Vaajakosken yhtenäiskoulu, Jyväskylä
  • Tytti Pantsar, toiminnanjohtaja, Suomen Kansanopistoyhdistys
  • Heikki Piilonen, opinto-ohjaaja, Oulun seudun ammattiopisto
  • Anu Raudasoja, koulutuspäällikkö, Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu
  • Mikko Siippainen, opinto-ohjaaja, Vuoreksen koulu, Tampere
  • Anna Toni, erityisasiantuntija, Työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö
  • Raimo Vuorinen, projektipäällikkö, Valtakunnallinen ohjausalan osaamiskeskus VOKES, Jyväskylän yliopisto, Koulutuksen tutkimuslaitos

 

For more details, please contact:

Jani Goman, firstname.lastname@karvi.fi, tel. +358 29 533 5505
Niina Rumpu, firstname.lastname@karvi.fi, tel. +358 29 533 5525
Johanna Kiesi, firstname.lastname@karvi.fi, tel. +358 29 533 5545

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