In 2017, roughly 90 per cent of upper secondary students received a leaving qualification (diploma).
The Swedish Schools Inspectorate oversees and examines the quality of schools across the country through regular inspections.
National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools provides children, young people and adults with disabilities with the same opportunities for development and education that everyone in society is entitled to.
se The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education analyses labour market demands for workforce education, decides what programmes are to be included in higher vocational education and allocates public funding to education providers.
While entrance requirements vary between programmes, all of them demand students to have passing grades in Swedish, English and mathematics from their final year of compulsory schooling.
In 2017, about 18 per cent of Swedish ninth-year students did not have the grades to qualify for a national programme; however, instead of national programmes, these students have five so-called introductory programmes to choose from.
New consolidated curricula for compulsory schools for all students, Sami schools, special schools and upper secondary schools came into force 1 July 2011.
As of 1 December 2013, professional certification is required for school and pre-school teachers on permanent contracts.International studies such as Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) have indicated a deteriorating performance among Swedish children in recent years.Most recently, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which is behind the PISA assessment, followed up on the trends in May 2015 with a detailed review of Sweden’s educational quality.The study, done on the request of the Swedish Government, confirms that Sweden needs to improve the quality of education and in particular raise the performance level of students in reading, math and science.This can be seen in light of Sweden having invested a larger share of its GDP on education (6.8 per cent) compared with the OECD average (5.6 per cent) in 2014.From these introductory programmes, students can then move on to a national programme.There are also upper secondary schools for people with intellectual disabilities as well as programme variations targeting for example athletes.The agency also assesses and inspects the quality and results of this education.se/In-English The Sami School Board is an administrative agency for public Sami schools and their affiliated activities, which are governed by the Sami School Ordinance. quality of Swedish education has been keenly debated over the past decade, following declining results among Swedish students in international comparisons.Sweden has moved to improve performances and to raise the status of the teaching profession for long-term benefits.