The foundation of knowledge for evaluating the exam system in Norway

The exam in primary and lower secondary education

The exam review group has been appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research (cf. a letter of assignment from the ministry to the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training (hereafter “Udir”) dated 26 June 2018). 

The group shall assist Udir in its work to investigate an overall exam system for the subjects affected by the curriculum renewal. This document, entitled “The foundation of knowledge on exams: preliminary status and assessment”, represents partial delivery 1 from the exam review group. The delivery will be further developed and expanded upon through two additional deliveries in 2019, and will be included in the exam review group’s final report to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, which shall be submitted in 2020.