Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training

The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training is the agency under the Ministry of Education and Research responsible for kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools.

The Directorate ensures that Norwegian education policy is implemented, and upholds the rights of children at kindergartens, school pupils and apprentices to equality of care and education. 

The Directorate is responsible for inspecting kindergartens and schools, and for managing and interpreting legislation on the kindergarten and compulsory education sectors in Norway. It is also responsible for developing framework and teaching plans, and for producing various kinds of exams and national tests for Norwegian primary schools, secondary schools and further education colleges. 

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