Deep dive into our quality results
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Transparency is integral to the AcadeMedia model, both internally and externally. It is our obligation to everyone who will choose a preschool or school to accurately report what results we have achieved. Transparency is also essential to the quality work we conduct internally at all levels.
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In the absence of a standardised national evaluation for preschools, AcadeMedia has developed its own technique for reporting results and recommending developments. Assessments are conducted every six months to evaluate each pre-school's methodology and how well it succeeds in relation to the curriculum. This year's reporting shows rising or unchanged values in all categories and an increase in the assessment score to 5.7 (5.6) *. In the 2021/2022 academic year, teaching at AcadeMedia preschools obtained the highest results in Language and communication (5.9) and Norms and values (5.8). The lowest results were in the target areas Culture and Mathematics (both 5.5).
Annual surveys of parents and carers at AcadeMedia preschools find those with the responsibility of raising our pre-schoolers are generally to be largely content. Annual surveys among people with children in any of Academia's Swedish pre-schools can be found to be largely content. In the 2021/22 survey, 87 percent of the guardians said they would recommend their child's preschool and 92 percent stated that their child enjoys pre-school.
I enkäten ställs även frågor om värdegrundsarbetet och lärmiljön, exempelvis barnets trygghet i förskolan, om de vuxna ingrip
The survey also asks questions regarding teaching around values and the general learning environment. One question focused on child safety in preschool – do adults intervene if a child is mistreated? Do preschool staff consider what the child thinks? The results are generally high (around 90 percent select one of the highest answer options). Outcomes around whether the outdoor environment stimulates play and learning (73 percent) and whether the child can have peace and quiet in the preschool (83 percent) show slightly lower satisfaction rates; however, the percentage of guardians who are satisfied overall with the educational activities at their child's preschool is 87 percent.
The latest available survey results for the Norwegian preschools show that satisfaction among parents and carers is 4.5 on a 5-point scale. Our German operations also conducted surveys for 2022 have also carried out this year's surveys. These results will be added once they become available.
*The assessment scale is five-pointed (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8), where the value eight refers to the highest possible quality and a four indicates that the goal fulfilment is fully acceptable in relation to the requirements in the governing documents.
Within AcadeMedia, the Swedish pre-school operations are run by Pysslingen Pre-schools, Innovitaskolan, Noblaskolan, Montessori Mondial and Vittra. In Norway pre-school operations are run by av Espira and in Germany by Joki, Stepke, KTS and Espira.
AcadeMedia's preschools regularly monitor the extent to which curriculum goals are met. This evaluation is designed as a self-assessment and the main areas assessed at each preschool are based on the curriculum. The assessment scale is five-pointed (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8), where the value eight refers to the highest possible quality and a four indicates that the goal fulfilment is fully acceptable in relation to the requirements in the governing documents.
In the 2021/2022 academic year, teaching at AcadeMedia preschools obtained the highest results in Language and communication (5.9) and Norms and values (5.8). The lowest results were in the target areas Culture and Mathematics (both 5.5).
The preschool’s review of curriculum’s goals
Grade of recommendation (%)
In the annual survey to guardians, questions are asked about, among other things, the teaching, the learning environment and the general satisfaction with their own preschool (grade of recommendation).
Within AcadeMedia's Swedish preschools, the percentage of guardians who recommend the preschool now amounts to 87 percent, which is a decrease of 1 percentage point compared to last year.
In the 2021/22 academic year, the grade results for AcadeMedia's students completing primary school remain well above the national average. The average credit score is 243.5 points (national average 229.2 points) and the percentage of students who obtained passing grades in all subjects is 80.6 percent (national average 74.1 percent). The proportion qualified for upper secondary school is 89.8 percent (national average 85.0 percent).
Primary school attainment levels and fulfilment of national goals in the area of values is monitored with annual surveys aimed at students, parents and carers. This year’s results put AcadeMedia at the same level as, or just below, last years’ results. The percentage of primary school students who feel safe in their school is 82 percent (83 percent last year), while 68 percent state that adults intervene if a student is treated badly (69 percent last year).
Parents and carers are generally more positive in their responses than students, with their results often 10-15 percentage points higher. For instance, the percentage of students who would recommend their primary school is 66 percent, while 81 percent of parents and carers would recommend.
Variations in both survey results and grades are relatively large across different primary schools.
Within AcadeMedia, primary school operations are conducted by Innovitaskolan, Montessori Mondial, Noblaskolan, Pops Academy and Vittra.
The percentage of students with passing grades in all subjects
The percentage of students with passing grades in all subjects decreased to 80.6 percent, (national average 74.1 percent). When it comes to grade attainment and eligibility for upper secondary school, AcadeMedia's primary schools are well ahead of the national average.
In our annual survey, students, parents and carers are asked questions including whether they would recommend their school. Positive outcomes are only recorded for those who marked the highest response options (7–10) on a ten-point scale.
The recommendation rate decreases among primary school students, while the percentage of parents and carers who would recommend the school is at the same level as the previous year.
According to AcadeMedia's internal compilation of 2021/22 academic year grade results, the percentage of students who received a degree in the past year has decreased from 92.0 to 90.0 percent. The grade point average remains at the same level as the previous year at 14.2 points. National comparison figures will be published by the Swedish National Agency for Education in November 2022.
The percentage of students within AcadeMedia who completed their upper secondary education in three years and graduated in the 2020/21 academic year (the Throughput) increased to 79.2 percent, which is an increase of almost three percentage points. The national average in 2020/21 was 79.6 percent, an increase of roughly one percentage point.
Results for the 2021/2022 academic year are published by the Swedish Department of Education. The results of this year's survey should be viewed while taking into consideration the significant increases that occurred during the pandemic. This year, the recommendation rate decreased by four percentage points but is still three percentage points above 2020 levels. The same applies to work environment, which decreased from 71 to 68 percent but is still five percentage points above the 2020 level.
Results vary across different upper secondary schools and units, in terms of both survey and grade results.
Within AcadeMedia, upper-secondary school operations are conducted by Cybergymnasiet, Designgymnasiet, Didaktus, Donnergymnasiet, Drottning Blankas Gymnasieskola, Framtidsgymnasiet, Hagströmska Gymnasiet, Internationella Hotell- och Restaurangskolan, Klara Teoretiska Gymnasium, LBS Kreativa Gymnasiet, NTI-gymnasiet, Praktiska Gymnasiet, ProCivitas Privata Gymnasium, Rytmus, Sjölins Gymnasium and Snitz Gymnasium.
Percentage of students receiving a degree
Each year AcadeMedia compiles the grade attainment results of each school. The preliminary result for the 2021/2022 academic year shows that the percentage of students receiving a degree has decreased from 92.0 to 90.0 percent. Last year's national average was 91.8 percent. Results vary quite a bit across between different majors and subject areas.
The percentage of upper-secondary school students that would recommend their school to others has decreased by 4 percentage points compared to the previous school year, from 76 to 72 percent. However, the result is higher compared to 2019/20. Positive outcomes are only recorded for those who marked the highest answer options (7-10) on a ten-point scale.
Student satisfaction (%)
AcadeMedia’s adult education is divided into three different areas: Municipal adult education (Swedish for immigrants (SFI), basic adult education, upper-secondary adult education) and Labour market and Higher Vocational Education.
A summary of 2021’s grade results shows that the proportion who have completed their courses with a passing grade (lowest grade E) has increased in basic adult education but decreased slightly in upper secondary adult education. Both outcomes are still below the national average, however the percentage of distance learners within AcadeMedia is significantly higher than elsewhere which has an impact on results. The percentage with a degree from a Higher Vocational Education remains at 68 percent. This is a slightly lower percentage than the most recently published national average and also excludes our recent acquisition KYH, which would increase our results to 70 percent.
AcadeMedia regularly monitors the satisfaction of adult education participants with the offered activities. Results from autumn 2021 show that participant satisfaction remains high (86.0 percent) and has increased slightly compared to the last measurement (85.5 percent). However, the number of participants who would recommend AcadeMedia Adult education decreased slightly to 87.1 percent (87.7 percent in 2020).
Within AcadeMedias Adult education operations are conducted by Hermods, Eductus, NTI-skolan (NTI), Kompetens-
utvecklingsinstitutet (KUI), KYH, Matchning & Utveckling, EC Utbildning, Sälj&Marknadshögskolan, Movant, The Game Assembly and Plushögskolan consisting of Teknikhögskolan, Affärshögskolan and Vårdyrkeshögskolan.
Student satisfaction (%)
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AcadeMedia annually publishes an extensive quality report which describes the systematic quality work within the konsern and the various businesses.
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Our common quality assurance system is called the AcadeMedia Model. You can read more about it here.