Att bedöma på basis av alternativa verktyg: En kvalitativ intervjustudie av hur ämneslärare i svenska beaktar användandet av alternativa verktyg vid bedömning av kunskaper hos elever i dyslektiska svårigheter
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Assessing using assistive technology : A qualitative interview study of Swedish teachers' perception of the use of assistive technology for assessing dyslexic student's knowledge (Swedish)
This study aims to examine the regard paid to the use of Assistive Technology (AT) when assessing the knowledge of Year 9 pupils with dyslexia in the subject Swedish. A starting point was to examine the knowledge of a group of teachers in the areas of dyslexia and AT. The issues then developed as to which AT a dyslexic pupil is allowed to use in an assessment situation and how the use of these tools affects the assessment. There was an examination of the guidelines that the teacher group can use as support when assessing the knowledge of dyslexic pupils on the basis of AT. The method used was qualitative semi-structured interviews. The group examined was made up of four subject teachers in Swedish. The results showed that the teacher group had limited knowledge of both dyslexia and AT. It also emerged that computers were the most common form of compensatory aid in assessment situations. The use of AT did not affect the assessments. The curriculum contained no guidelines for assessing knowledge on the basis of AT and left a lot of room for interpretation by individual teachers. The conclusions drawn were that there is a need for teacher training to include courses on dyslexia and the areas of application of AT. Greater knowledge would better ensure that the correct compensatory aid is chosen for each pupil in each assessment situation. Clear guidelines are also needed so that assessments can be regarded as fair and of equivalent value.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 45 p.
dyslexia, reading and writing disabilities, compensatory aid, grading, equivalent, curriculum for the compulsory school system, Lpo 94
dyslexi, läs- och skrivsvårigheter, kompensatoriska stödåtgärder, betygsättning, likvärdig, läroplan för det obligatoriska skolväsendet, Lpo 94
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-70184OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-70184DiVA: diva2:619853
Subject / course
Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training
Waldmann, Christian, PhD Associate senior lecturer
Sullivan, Kirk, professor