Thematic and system evaluations

Pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education

Thematic evaluations of pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education focus on some content package or theme. The target may also be the evaluation of the state of a certain form of education. System evaluations may also study a whole education system or some part of it. The evaluation target may be education policy and its implementation or the renewal and development processes of the education system. Evaluations may target one educational level, or cover several educational levels.

A multidisciplinary planning and evaluation group will be formed for the evaluation project. The evaluation will use inclusive and varied methods. The key is to take into account the perspectives of various stakeholders, critical and profound study of the phenomenon to be evaluated and to get a com­prehensive understanding of the evaluation target.

Ongoing evaluations

Enhancement-led evaluation in the action plan supporting the capabilities for attending school of students with an immigrant background (KIEPPI), 2022–2024
Evaluation of the engaging school community work
Evaluation of the new forms of student counselling (OHJA) 2022-2024
Social Inclusion Research Project 
Mapping of Longitudinal data of Inequalities in Education (MapIE)
Differentiation in basic education

Finished evaluations from 2020–2023

Evaluation of the effectiveness of a pilot project on distance learning of Sámi languages
Evaluation of the Finnish model for leisure activities
Evaluation of the implementation of the national core curriculum for pre-primary and basic education
Evaluation of methods that prevent bullying and improve wellbeing and the working atmosphere
Immigrants’ educational pathways
Impacts of exceptional teaching arrangements related to the COVID-19 epidemic
Realisation of the cultural and social rights of children living in rural and archipelago areas in changes made to the school network and impact of the closures of comprehensive schools on the vitality of regions
State and effectiveness of preparatory education and instruction in the pupil’s own mother tongue
Study on the causes and background factors resulting differences in learning outcomes between and within the genders
Survey of the current state of quality management in basic education

Evaluations from 2014–2019 

Student transitions and smooth study paths
Assessment of the implementation of the Pupil and Student Welfare Act
Best practices for the integration of immigrants into the educational system
Dealing with bi- and multilingualism in Swedish-language schools in Finland
Evaluation of learning and competencies in basic education and general upper secondary education
Evaluation of a peaceful and safe learning environment in basic and upper secondary education
Self-evaluation and quality management procedures of basic education and general upper secondary education providers
The impact of national budget savings on the realisation of cultural rights