D4 Published development or research report or study
Arviointiuudistuksen alkutaipaleella : perusopetuksen päättöarviointitutkimuksen loppuraportti (2024)
First stages of the restructuring of final assessments in comprehensive school education : final report of the research project

Pulkkinen, J., Hildén, R., Ketonen, L., Khawaja, A., Kotila, J., Mäkipää, T., Nissinen, K., Puhakka, E., Rantala, J., Rautopuro, J., Sulkunen, S., Söyrinki, S., & Tammelin-Laine, T. (2024). Arviointiuudistuksen alkutaipaleella : perusopetuksen päättöarviointitutkimuksen loppuraportti. Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö. Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön julkaisuja, 2024:6. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-263-723-9

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All authors or editorsPulkkinen, Jonna; Hildén, Raili; Ketonen, Laura; Khawaja, Amna; Kotila, Jenni; Mäkipää, Toni; Nissinen, Kari; Puhakka, Eija; Rantala, Jukka; Rautopuro, Juhani; et al.


Journal or seriesOpetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön julkaisuja



Publication year2024

Publication date31/01/2024

Number in series2024:6

Number of pages in the book201

PublisherOpetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö

Place of PublicationHelsinki

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

Persistent website addresshttp://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-263-723-9

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/93339

Additional informationReferat: De första stegen i bedömningsförnyelsen : slutrapport om undersökningen om slutbedömningsförnyelsen inom den grundläggande utbildningen


A research project funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture examined how the restructuring that was put into effect in the final assessment was adopted in comprehensive school education. The research study was part of the Right to Learn programme, which aims to improve quality and equality in early childhood education and care and in primary and lower secondary education. The programme was implemented by the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2020-2022. The study was carried out by a group of researchers from the Finnish Institute for Educational Research at the University of Jyväskylä and from the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki.
The research project covered three areas: 1) how education sector management and principals view the reform, 2) how teachers view the reform, and 3) how final grades have changed in the final assessment of comprehensive school education. The study was limited to the following five subjects: mother tongue and literature, mathematics, physics, English and history.
The results of the research project are based on questionnaires and interviews conducted with the management of education services, principals and teachers as well as on register data on final grades in comprehensive school education. This final report describes how the process of restructuring progressed in municipalities and schools, how education personnel experience the reform, how they interpret the new assessment policies and criteria for the final assessment, and how final grades have changed since the reform. The report also provides recommendations on how to further develop assessment policies and criteria for the final assessment in the future.

Keywordseducation and trainingevaluationreformsprimary and lower secondary educationeducational evaluationfinal assessmentcurricula

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2024

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