The agreement means that students at elementary and upper secondary schools will take fewer exams during the current school year.
Vocational schools and adult educational centres (erhvervs- og voksenuddannelser in Danish) are also encompassed by the deal.
“We have had a very thorough consultation with all parties in parliament in relation to creating a balance in which we use as much as possible of what we calling the ‘study holiday’ [læseferien, ed.] on classes,” education minister Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil said.
“But this will be without cancelling all exams, because young people need exam training. That’s why we have cancelled a lot of exams, but also kept some as they are,” Rosenkrantz-Theil added.
“That releases some time for extra classes in which you can go over some of the things that might have been missed with the online classes,” she added.
A proposed trade-off between reading weeks and extra classes had been called for by a number of parties as potential solutions to the challenges faced by currently-closed schools.
Students have spent large parts of the current school year working at home and attending classes online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.