Conservative Party sounds the alarm about falling levels of reading and writing in Oslo schools

Inga Marte ThorkildsenPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB

The Oslo Conservatives are concerned that the survey tests show that the number of pupils below the critical level in reading, writing, and arithmetic is increasing in Oslo schools.

“One in five third-graders in Oslo schools is now below the critical limit in reading. 

“The risk that they experience a lack of mastery and stop raising their hand in the classroom is very great. 

“These are figures that should be interesting for Inga Marte Thorkildsen. She has a duty to follow up and provide intensive training to these students,” school policy spokesperson Mathilde Tybring-Gjedde in the Conservative Party told newspaper Dagbladet.

Follow ups

Oslo Conservative Øystein Sundelin demands that the school board follow up the increase in the number of students below the critical level, pointing out that the trend was positive when the Conservatives ruled in the capital.

Thorkildsen rejected the criticism and said that the City Council’s focus area is to lift the school’s weakest-performing students.

“Every single student who is below the critical level on the mapping tests must have follow-ups and help until they have cracked the codes, whether it is reading, arithmetic, or writing,” she wrote in an email to the newspaper.

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