The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) conducts a worldwide study of 15-year-old school pupils' performance on mathematics, science, and reading.
Finland tops the list of these assessments most of the time.
Silent features of Finland's Education Model are (Vs our current model):
- Complete schooling is Govt. Funded. Vs
- Our private schools model.
Only the top 10% of graduates are eligible to become teachers. Vs
- Our Top 10% going for Enginnering and Medical.
Every single teacher in Finland needs to have a master’s degree. Vs
- We never asked this while looking for schools.
Finnish children don't start school until they are 7. Vs
- Our school starts at 6 and we cheat on the kid's age to save an year.
The children are not measured at all for the first six years of their education. Vs
- We want weekly grades and assessments.
Early childhood education is Finland emphasizes respect for each child’s individuality and the chance for each child to develop as a unique person.
30 percent of children receive extra help during their first nine years of school. Vs
- Private coaching is the norm.
There aren’t any separate classrooms for accelerated learning or special education.
The only mandatory test is taken when students are 16 years old. Vs
- More the exams we can find for our kids we do
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