Pupil Assessment

Assessment is part of the learning process and aims to support learning.

According to the curriculum, assessment is equal, open and interactive. Pupils' learning, competence and work are assessed in a diverse manner in relation to the goals set in the curriculum.

Diverse assessment means that assessment is based on various evidence, such as written exams, oral demonstrations, working skills, project work, presentations and essays. A pupil's behavior is evaluated separately in relation to locally determined behavioral criteria.

At the beginning of the school year, teachers inform pupils and their guardians about subject-specific objectives and assessment principles. In addition, teachers provide pupils with guiding and encouraging feedback throughout the whole school year in order for the pupils to learn to identify their own strengths and areas for development.

During the school year, the pupil and their guardian also receive feedback on the pupil's progress, work and behavior.

Performance assessment discussion at the beginning of the school year

In Oulu, the teacher organizes a development assessment discussion with their pupil at the beginning of each school year. The discussion includes discussing the pupil's strengths, working skills and current topics related to studies and the pupil's phase of life. In collaboration with the teacher, the pupil can also set goals for their studies.

A guardian can participate in the development discussion if they wish. In grades 1 and 7, the guardian can choose to have the Lapset puheeksi discussion instead of the development evaluation discussion.

Forms of assessment

Mid-term assessment

Annual assessment

Final assessment