News | 30 November 2023

Once again 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 last year's results.


The latest results published by the Swedish National Education Agency (Skolverket) show that more IES students pass the national tests when compared to the national average. 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 all the hard work our teachers, principals and academic managers have put in 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.

The national tests are important tools for the assessment of the students' level of knowledge, and the securing of correct and fair grading.IES has highlighted the need for centrally corrected national tests for a long time and is now happy to see that the government are making this transition a priority.

For further information, contact Chief Press Officer Lars Anders Johansson
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