Basic school graduation exams

Academic year 2016/2017 grade 9 graduates with their class teacher

Our Students´ Graduation Exams Results in 2018

We had three school graduates in 2018. The national exams were passed with the following scores:

Mathematics           TIS average 81% (Estonia – 67%; Tartu – 75,8%)

Estonian FL             TIS average 95,5% (Estonia – 68,6%; Tartu – 77,9%)

English                      TIS average 98,5% (Estonia 90,7%; Tartu 90,7%)

Source: The Examination Data Base (or in Estonian EIS). EIS is an electronic environment for developing and conducting standardized tests and examinations in Estonia.

Organization of final exams

Tartu International School offers basic education, which is the mandatory minimum of general education requirement and is acquired in grades 1 to 9 (age 6 to 15). In order to receive a graduation certificate from TIS, the students will need to meet the following requirements: have passed the national curriculum to at least satisfactory level; have carried out a creative project in the third stage of study; have passed three final exams (Estonian as a foreign language, Mathematics and one exam in the subject of the student´s choice). The students must decide in which subject they would like to take the third exam by 1st of February, and a written application needs to be submitted to the principal of the school.

Final examination papers are prepared by the Estonian National Examination and Qualification Centre. The examinations are identical for all schools in Estonia and held simultaneously. Examinations take place in the first half of June, and are organized and examination work assessed by final examination committees at the schools. The examination centre analyzes quality of the scoring and provides feedback to the randomly selected schools.

Children with special educational needs who have attended special coping classes and have completed their individual study programmes are issued basic school leaving certificates based on the decision of the teachers’ council.

The students receive their graduation certificates after the last exam at a formal ceremony which takes place at school and is planned for the 13th of June at 17:00.

Grade 9 final examinations in 2019

  • Estonian as the second language (written) 3 June 2019, at 10:00
  • Estonian as the second language (oral) between the 3rd and 5th of June 2019
  • Mathematics 10 June 2019
  • Elective exam 13 June 2019 

Grade 9 graduation ceremony in 2017


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