Thematic evaluations of pre-primary and basic education focus on some content package or theme. The target may also be the evaluation of the state of a certain form of education. System evaluations may also study a whole education system or some part of it. The evaluation target may be education policy and its implementation or the renewal and development processes of the education system. Evaluations may target one educational level, or cover several educational levels.
A multidisciplinary planning and evaluation group will be formed for the evaluation project. The evaluation will use inclusive and varied methods. The key is to take into account the perspectives of various stakeholders, critical and profound study of the phenomenon to be evaluated and to get a comprehensive understanding of the evaluation target.
Recently finished evaluations
State and effectiveness of preparatory education and instruction in the pupil’s own mother tongue
Survey of the current state of quality management in basic education
Evaluation of the implementation of the national core curriculum for pre-primary and basic education
Study on the causes and background factors resulting differences in learning outcomes between and within the genders
Immigrants’ educational pathways
Student transitions and smooth study paths
Self-evaluation and quality management procedures of basic education and general upper secondary education providers
Evaluation of learning and competencies in basic education and general upper secondary education
Assessment of the implementation of the Pupil and Student Welfare Act
Evaluation of student transitions and smooth study paths
Best practices for the integration of immigrants into the educational system
Dealing with bi- and multilingualism in Swedish-language schools in Finland