1.17 Quality of Schools

Indicator 1.17 - Quality of Schools

 

Here we show scores from Icelandic National Exams and the percentage of certified teachers in compulsory schools in East Iceland compared to results nationwide.

 

Results


a. Results from Icelandic National Exams in compulsory schools in East Iceland  (4th, 7th and 10th grade).  

The Icelandic National Exams are held annually for children in 4th, 7th and 9th gradea.

The grades are normal distributed on a scale ranging from 0 – 60, where the national average is 30 and the standard deviation is 10.   

Figure 1.  Average of normal distributed 4th grade test scores in East Iceland 2014 - 2018Figure 1.  Average of normal distributed 4th grade test scores in East Iceland 2014 - 2018

Figure 2. Average of normal distributed 7th grade test scores in East Iceland 2014 - 2018Figure 2. Average of normal distributed 7th grade test scores in East Iceland 2014 - 2018

Figure 3. Average of normal distributed 10th grade test scores in East Iceland 2012 - 2017Figure 3. Average of normal distributed 10th grade test scores in East Iceland 2012 - 2017

Figure 4. Average of normal distributed 9th grade test scores in East Iceland 2017-2018Figure 4. Average of normal distributed 9th grade test scores in East Iceland 2017-2018

Score from Icelandic National Exams 2002 - 20184th grade - 7th grade - 10th grade

a:   According to regulation on Icelandic National Exams, that came to force in March 2017, the exams are held in spring semester of 9th grade instead of fall semester of 10th grade before.

Updated:  December 28, 2018
Source:  The Directorate of Education.  Retrieved December 19, 2018 from http://skyrslur.mms.is/



           

b. Percent of unlicensed teachers in compulsory schools



1.17en_mynd5_2018Figure 5:  Percentage of unlicensed teachers in compulsory schools 2005 - 2017 (NB in 2005 two employees of Kárahnjúkaskóli schools are excluded).

More detailed information on percentage of unlicensed teachers in 2004 – 2017 (NB in 2004-2006 two employees at Kárahnjúkaskóli school are excluded).

Updated: December 28, 2018
Source: Hagstofa Íslands (Statistics Iceland). Retrieved December 19, 2018 from http://px.hagstofa.is/pxis/pxweb/is/Samfelag/Samfelag__skolamal__2_grunnskolastig__1_gsStarfsfolk/SKO02301.px/

Metrics, Targets and Monitoring Protocol


Metrics: What is measured?

  1. Results from Icelandic National Exams  (Project effect: induced).
  2. Percentage of unlicensed teachers in compulsary schools in East Iceland vs. nationally. (Project effect: induced).

Monitoring Protocol

  1. Information are retrieved annually from Directorate of Education
  1. Information are retrieved annually from Statistics Iceland.

Targets/Expectations

Expectations rather than targets apply for this indicator

  1. Average test score in East Iceland greater than or equal to national average.
  1. Percentage of unlicensed teachers East Iceland less than or equal to national average.

 

Possible countermeasures

Not applicable, monitoring only.

 

Changes of indicator

In annual general meeting 2018 a change in wording was approved.

Before
After
 

Results from Icelandic National Exams in compulsory school (4th, 7th and 10th grade) in East Iceland and nationally

 

Results from Icelandic National Exams in compulsory school in East Iceland and nationally.


In the Icelandic version the words “grunnskólakennari án réttinda” (e. unlicensed primary school teacher) was exchanged for “starfsfólk við kennslu án kennsluréttinda” (e. personnel teaching without certification).

Rationale for changes: 

New regulation came to force in March 2017 stating that Icelandic National Exams shall be held in spring semester of 9th grade instead of 10th grade before.

 In Icelandic “grunnskólakennari” (primary school teacher) is a protected title and therefor no such thing as an unlicensed “grunnskólakennari”.



In  fourth phase of the initiative the numbers of the sustainability indicators were changed.  This indicator was originally number 7.2 and is referenced as 7.2 in early documents of the project.

Rationale for Indicator Selection

New big companies can affect nearby schools. Increased number of inhabitants during construction and operational phases of the projects means more children and increased work load in schools.  

This includes both the direct effects of employees and contractors, as well as the indirect demand generated by people moving to the project area in association with job opportunities created directly or indirectly by the projects.

The object of the schools therefore will be to maintain the former quality of education to an increasing and possibly a more culturally diverse student population.