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Bedömning- en viktig uppgift för läraren: Hur fyra lärare beskriver sitt arbete med bedömning i skolans yngre åldrar
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to analyze the assessment of the primary school, from the teacher’s perspective. There has been an ongoing discussion regarding assessment and about the purposes of assessment for a long time. But there is a paucity of research on what teachers believe about. This study examined primary teachers’ beliefs on major purposes of assessment.

Assessment is the process of gathering and interpreting information about students’ learning. The main purpose of assessment is to stimulate and encourage students' cognitive and social development. There are several types of assessment but the most relevant for this study is: assessment of learning (summative assessment) and assessment for learning (formative assessment). Assessment of learning looks at a student’s performance or presentation on a specific task or at the end of a part of teaching and learning. Assessment for learning should be used as a regular part of teaching and learning. The information teachers’ gain from assessment activities should be used to shape the teachers future teaching and that assessment for learning should be an essential and integrated part of the teaching and learning process. The main intention with assessment is to allow for students to demonstrate what they know and can do. It is also important that students are involved in the assessment process

This study is based on interviews and qualitative research studies. I interviewed four teachers from two different schools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Assessment, formative assessment, summative assessment, self-assessment, assessment for learning
Keyword [sv]
Bedömning, formativ bedömning, summativ bedömning, självbedömning, bedömning för lärande
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18910OAI: diva2:622265
Subject / course
Education Studies
Available from: 2013-05-21 Created: 2013-05-20 Last updated: 2013-05-21Bibliographically approved

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