OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Denmark 2011

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How can student assessment, teacher appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation bring about real gains in performance across a country’s school system? This book provides, for Denmark, an independent analysis from an international perspective of major issues facing the evaluation and assessment framework in education, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches. This series forms part of the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes.



Assessment and Conclusions

While the Ministry of Education sets the legal framework for compulsory education providers and the overall objectives for compulsory education, the decentralised Danish system places the major responsibility for quality assurance with the providers. For public schools (the Folkeskole), the 98 municipalities are responsible for the overall quality of their schools and for setting local objectives and conditions, including the goals and scope for school activities, as well as the supervision of the Folkeskole. For private schools, parent-elected boards are responsible for school quality, in particular for ensuring that educational content matches academic standards in the Folkeskole, plus they are supervised by the Ministry of Education.


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