Assessment is part of the learning process, and its role is to support learning. 

At OIS, we follow the national assessment requirements based on the Finnish Core Curriculum (Opetussuunnitelman perusteet) while also using assessment guidelines and criteria based on the IB programme.  

According to the Finnish national curriculum, assessment is equal, open and interactive. Students’ learning, skills and work are assessed in a variety of ways against the objectives (O’s in English and T’s in Finnish) set in the curriculum.  

This means that assessment is based on a variety of evidence, such as written tests, oral tests, working skills, projects, lab work, presentations, and writings depending on the subject. Students' behaviour is assessed separately against locally defined behaviour criteria. Self-assessment and peer feedback support assessment.  

At the beginning of the school year, teachers inform students and their guardians about the subject-specific objectives and the principles of assessment. In addition, teachers provide guidance and encouragement throughout the school year to help students identify their own strengths and areas for improvement. 

Students and their guardians also receive feedback on their progress, work and behaviour throughout the school year. 

 More about the assessment 

PYP Assessment

MYP Assessment

Behavior Assessment