Section 21. Final assessment, examination and examination results

The board must ensure that the students' knowledge, skills and general competence are tested in an impartial and academically satisfactory manner. The assessment must safeguard the academic standard of the education in question. There must be an external evaluation of the assessment or the assessment schemes.
The board appoints the examiner for examinations, tests, assessments of papers or other work when the result will be included in the certificate or in the grade awarded for the course.
Examination results must be ready within three weeks after an examination, test, paper or other work has been completed, unless there are particular reasons why more time is needed. If examination results cannot be given out within three weeks, the student must be informed of this and also be told when the results can be expected. The board itself may grant exemptions for individual examinations and set a later deadline when it is impossible find to a sufficient number of qualified examiners to do all the grading in three weeks.
In the event of a re-grading pursuant to Sections 22 and 23, one or more examiners may be used. At least one examiner must be external. A grade may be changed in the appellant's favour as well as in his/her disfavour. If a grade has been set on the basis of both a written and an oral test and the grade is changed after a re-grading of the written part of the examination, a new oral test must also be conducted in order to determine the final grade.
The board itself issues regulations on how examinations, tests and other work are to be conducted, including the conditions for re-sitting an examination or test, the opportunity to have a new period of practical training and registration. The board may delegate to a department of the tertiary vocational college to provide further regulations concerning issues that are particular for each exam.