Finland - Skills demonstrations and the national evaluation of learning outcomes

In Finland the learners’ performance in the ‘skills demonstrations’ provides a proxy indicator of the quality of learning outcomes at a national level. The results from these assessments are analysed and published. This helps VET providers to use the information as a benchmark for their own performance. It also helps the national authorities to evaluate leaning outcomes and identify areas for improvement

A practical demonstration of skills in every vocational qualification is one way for learners to show they had met the aims of their vocational education and training. These skill demonstrations are an integral part of the teaching and learning process and are designed to be work- based, reflect local conditions and improve the quality of VET.

Since 2006, vocational skills demonstrations have been integrated into all vocational upper secondary qualifications. These demonstrations are practical work situations planned, implemented and assessed by the education provider and representatives from work. They also include a student self-assessment.

VET providers are required to collect data from the skills demonstrations for the Finnish National Board of Education for the national evaluation of learning outcomes.

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