News | 05 December 2022

Even greater consistency between national test results and final grades for IES students

The results from this year’s national tests show that IES students’ final grades in Swedish, Mathematics, English and Swedish as a second language are even closer to their national test results when compared to grades before the pandemic.


More IES students pass the national tests when compared to the national average. The results from the first national tests since the Corona pandemic, when tests had to be cancelled, have been published by the Swedish National Education Agency (Skolverket). IES also shows a greater correlation between final grades and results on national tests.

Annakarin Johansson Sandman, Head of Academics at Internationella Engelska Skolan said: “It is very gratifying to see that our work to ensure correct and fair grading is successful, we have been working on this for a long time together with our teachers and school leaders.”

In the subjects Swedish, English, Mathematics and Swedish as a second language, IES students’ final grades correspond more closely with their national test results than is the case on a national level. The proportion of students who received a higher final grade than their result on the equivalent national test is lower than in the country as a whole. The proportion of IES students whose test results correspond with their final grade has also increased since the last set of national test results were released in 2018/2019.

Internationella Engelska Skolan has long called for a system with central correction of tests, and hopes that such a system will soon be put in place. Until then, IES will continue to implement systematic cooperation  for joint moderation of the national tests between schools in the organisation.


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