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De viktiga proven: Elever i läs- och skrivsvårigheter berättar om sina erfarenheter av förberedelser, anpassningar och genomförande av nationella läsprov i svenska i årskurs 6
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The important tests : Students in reading and writing difficulties share their experiences of preparations, adjustments and conducting of national reading tests in grade 6 (English)
Abstract [sv]

Hur policyförändringar, som fler nationella prov och tidigare betyg, kan komma till uttryck i verksamheten utforskas i denna studie. Syftet är att undersöka hur några elever i läs- och skrivsvårigheter/dyslexi beskriver sina erfarenheter av att göra nationella läsprov i svenska i årskurs 6.

Det empiriska materialet har inhämtats genom halvstrukturerade intervjuer med fyra elever i årskurs 6, som nyligen har genomfört proven.

Resultatet, som har analyserats ur ett policy enactment perspektiv, visar att eleverna beskriver proven som mycket viktiga, då de tror att proven har en stor betydelse för deras betyg i svenska. Eleverna har förberetts inför proven i skolan genom undervisning i läsförståelsestrategier, genom att öva på gamla prov och genom att titta på bedömningsexempel. De har också förberett sig själva inför provsituationen på olika sätt. Eleverna har olika erfarenheter av anpassningar vid proven och de som har haft anpassningar ställer sig positiva till det. Eleverna upplevde stress och nervositet i varierande grad, främst innan proven. Skilda specialpedagogiska perspektiv framträder i hur skolor hanterar frågor om förberedelser och anpassningar av de nationella proven. Hur lärare och elever tolkar policy får betydelse för eleverna i samband proven.

Abstract [en]

How changes in policy, as more national tests and earlier grades, can be expressed in school settings are explored in this study. The aim is to examine how some students in reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia describe their experiences of doing national reading tests in Swedish in Grade 6.

The empirical material has been collected through semi-structured interviews with four students in Grade 6, who recently have conducted the tests.

The results have been analyzed from a policy enactment perspective and show that students describe the tests as very important, since they believe that the tests have a significant impact on their grades in Swedish. Students have been prepared for the tests in school by teaching of reading comprehension strategies, by practicing on old tests and by looking at assessment examples. Students have also prepared themselves for the test situation in different ways. They have different experiences regarding adjustments during the tests and the students who have had adjustments express positive feelings about them. The students experienced stress and anxiety in varying degrees, mostly before the tests. Separate perspectives of special education emerge in how schools deal with issues as preparation and adjustments of the national tests. How teachers and students interpret policy seems to be an important factor in students’ situations associated to the tests.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
national tests, adjustments, test preparation, assessment, test anxiety, reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia, reading comprehension strategies, perspectives of special education, policy enactment
Keyword [sv]
nationella prov, anpassningar, provförberedelser, bedömning, provstress, läs- och skrivsvårigheter/dyslexi, läsförståelsestrategier, specialpedagogiska perspektiv, policy enactment
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-37025DiVA: diva2:838893
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Special Education
Educational program
Special Teacher Education Programme: Language, Writing and Reading Skills (90 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2015-07-01 Created: 2015-07-01 Last updated: 2015-07-06Bibliographically approved

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