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Cross-national achievement surveys and educational monitoring in Finland (2022)


Harju-Luukkainen, H. K., Sulkunen, S., & Maunula, M. (2022). Cross-national achievement surveys and educational monitoring in Finland. In L. Volante, S. V. Schnepf, & D. A. Klinger (Eds.), Cross-National Achievement Surveys for Monitoring Educational Outcomes : Policies, Practices and Political Reforms within the European Union (pp. 136-152). European Commission. EUR : Scientific and technical research series. https://doi.org/10.2760/59628


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Publication details

All authors or editorsHarju-Luukkainen, Heidi Katarina; Sulkunen, Sari; Maunula, Minna

Parent publicationCross-National Achievement Surveys for Monitoring Educational Outcomes : Policies, Practices and Political Reforms within the European Union

Parent publication editorsVolante, Louis; Schnepf, Sylke V.; Klinger, Don A.

ISBN978-92-76-22353-5

eISBN978-92-76-22352-8

Journal or seriesEUR : Scientific and technical research series

ISSN1018-5593

eISSN1831-9424

Publication year2022

Pages range136-152

Number of pages in the book242

PublisherEuropean Commission

Publication countryLuxembourg

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.2760/59628

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80292


Abstract

This chapter provides information on results of international achievement surveys and their use in monitoring educational outcomes in Finland. The educational monitoring system in Finland differs from that of many other countries. So far, little attention has been paid to its lack of standardised measurements and official control. Furthermore, Finnish education policies are strongly driven not by the aim to reach high rankings in international assessments but rather by the emphasis on quality and equity of education. This chapter describes the Finnish education system, its core curriculum for basic education and teacher training. We also review international achievement survey results and the education policy monitoring of the country in general. At the end of the chapter, we take a closer look at some monitoring results that have had an impact on political reforms and policy changes.


Keywordseducation and trainingeducation policyeducational systemsinternational comparisonlearning resultsProgramme for International Student Assessmentprimary and lower secondary educationcurriculateacher trainingevaluation

Free keywordsFinland


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022


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