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Språktest vid antagning till vård- och omsorgsutbildningarna för vuxna i Värmland.: En kartläggning av användandet och testets validitet.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Language test at the admission to the adult vocational health- and care education in the region of Värmland. : A survey of the usage and validity of the test (English)
Abstract [en]

In view of the difficulty of recruiting staff to care profession and in terms of the increasing need to find ways of ensuring a good language level in the profession, have an interest in language tests been revealed. The purpose of this paper is therefore to highlight the use of language tests for admission to the care courses for adults in Värmland. What provided This is a survey of the prevalence and an examination of the validity of the test. The issue that this study assumed is: How is language test in connection with admission to the certified health and social care courses for adults in Värmland? How well correlates intent of the use of the language test with the test's validity and reliability?

The methods used to seek answers to these questions has been a combination of questionnaires and experiments. The questionnaire was used to map the use of the language test whereas the experiment was to investigate the validity and reliability of the used language test.

The result shows that there are municipalities that use or plan to use language test for admission to nursing and care programs. Of a total of six answered the survey responses, showed three an affirmative answer to the question of the existence of language tests. As the intention of this use was to define "Mapping the student's language skills," "In order to determine whether the student can assimilate the content of education", and "as a basis for any linguistic support to be given". The individuals included in this testing are in a municipality only Swedish as a second language students in two municipalities all students.

When asked about how well språktestets validity and reliability correlates with the intent specification, illustrate this study that there are some difficulties. The language test which formed the basis of this experiment showed deficiencies in, among other things, data content, question design and pragmatic application.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
Language test, health- and care education, Värmland
Keyword [sv]
Språktest, vård- och omsorgsutbildning, Värmland
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36820OAI: diva2:826526
Subject / course
Swedish as a Second Language
Educational program
Teacher education
Available from: 2015-06-25 Created: 2015-06-25 Last updated: 2015-12-11Bibliographically approved

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