The municipal primary and lower secondary school tests can be taken in the December/January testing period and the May/June testing period, respectively. You can only take a test in a subject after your instruction in it has been completed.
School tests aims to document the degree to which pupils meet the objectives and requirements for various school subjects
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The municipal primary and lower secondary school tests are the following:
In 8th grade (school year 9), you must take a test in a mandatory practical/musical elective. That elective can be home economics, crafts and design, visual arts, or music. The results of that test will be included in the pass requirement for the municipal primary and lower secondary school leaving examination.
In 9th grade (school year 10), you must take seven mandatory tests, of which five are on core subjects and two on randomly selected subjects. The five on core subjects are: written and oral Danish, written mathematics, oral English, and a combined oral test in physics/chemistry, biology, and geography. The Ministry of Children and Education draws the two random tests that you must take: one from the humanities (written English, written German/French/oral German/French, history, social sciences, and religion) and one from the sciences (written biology, geography, and physics/chemistry, oral mathematics, and physical education). You will be told which tests have been drawn for you five days before the written tests begin.
In 10th year (school year 11) you can take tests in Danish, mathematics, English, physics/chemistry, German, and French.
The Head of your school shall inform you about the rules for the tests that you are going to take. The Ministry of Children and Education has prepared a student leaflet on tests.
You or your parents must notify your illness to the school as soon as possible. If you have been prevented from completing a test due to illness, for example, you must take a new test as soon as possible.
If you arrive late, the Head of your school will decide whether you can take the test, or if you have to take it at a later date/time.
All pupils who are leave municipal primary and lower secondary school after 8th year (7th grade) shall have a certificate. It is the Head of the school who issues certificates for the municipal primary and lower secondary school’s tests and certificates for pupils who leave before the 10th and 11th year (9th and 10th grade) final exams.
If you have lost your municipal primary and lower secondary school leaving/test certificate, you can get a copy of it through the self-service solution.However, you can only do so if the leaving/test certificate is from after 2008/09 and has been digitally archived by the school in question. If that is not the case, then you have to contact the school.
You can file an appeal against the test process, including the internal and external examiners’ decisions and grading of the test.
If you wish to file an appeal against the municipal primary and lower secondary school’s tests, you must contact the head of the school, who will assess whether there are grounds for your appeal. If so, then they can decide that you may take a new test or that your test shall be regraded.