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Nationella prov- som stöd eller som tidstjuv?: En kvantitativ studie om lärares uppfattning av nationella prov
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
High stakes- as supporting or as time consuming? : A quantitative study on teachers’ perceptions of high stakes (English)
Abstract [en]

In recent years, more of high stakes (National exam- NP) have been introduced in Sweden and now (2015) the government has decided that the NP in social sciences- and natural science in 6th grade is optional in order to reduce teachers' administrative burden. Based on these reforms, to have more tests in more grades and also on the decision to remove the test, the purpose of this study is to examine how teachers perceive the work of the (NP).

A quantitative research was done in the form of questionnaires. The study was based on questionnaires regarding the time for working with the NP and of the intention that the NP should be a support for teachers.

The result of the study is linked to school development and the constructivist theory of learning. The results show that teachers perceive work with NP takes a lot of time, where as the time for administration seems to take slightly lesser time than the time for assessing the exams. The results also indicate that teachers perceive NP as supportive, mainly in relation to the curriculum. The result also shows if management gives priority to work with NP it affects teachers' perception of it positively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 60 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36798OAI: diva2:826278
Educational program
Master programme in Educational Leadership and School Development, 60 hp
Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-25 Last updated: 2015-06-25Bibliographically approved

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