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Wikström, C. & Eklöf, H. (2019). Educational assessment in digital environments: insights from different assessment contexts. Education Inquiry, 10(1), 1-3
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educational assessment in digital environments: insights from different assessment contexts
2019 (English)In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, E-ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 1-3Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education; didactics of educational measurement
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156126 (URN)10.1080/20004508.2019.1568779 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-05 Created: 2019-02-05 Last updated: 2019-02-07Bibliographically approved
Inzunza, M., Stenlund, T. & Wikström, C. (2019). Measuring perspective taking among police recruits: A comparison of self-reported and objective measures. Policing: an international Journal of Police Strategies and Managment
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measuring perspective taking among police recruits: A comparison of self-reported and objective measures
2019 (English)In: Policing: an international Journal of Police Strategies and Managment, ISSN 1363-951X, E-ISSN 1758-695XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Perspective taking (PT), as part of the empathy concept, is an important ability in the police profession. It is important to understand how PT can be measured, but also whether it changes over time. The purpose of this paper is to compare the outcomes of three different measures of PT, and to see whether police students’ PT changes at different stages of their education.

Design/methodology/approach

Three measures, one self-reported and two objective tests, were administered to Swedish National Police recruits at three distinct stages of their police training. The outcomes of the measures were psychometrically analyzed, after which associations between measures and between-group differences were assessed.

Findings

The result showed that the measures provided results that were in line with what had been reported in earlier studies. There were no significant correlations between the total scores of the three measures, yet students who graded their abilities higher on the subjective instrument did perform better on one of the objective tests. The findings also showed that recruits in later parts of their training self-reported significantly lower PT values than recruits at the beginning of their training.

Originality/value

This study adds knowledge on the ability of different types of instruments to measure PT and how this construct may develop over time among police recruits.

Keywords
Perspective taking, Theory of mind, Police recruits
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
didactics of educational measurement
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157059 (URN)10.1108/PIJPSM-09-2018-0129 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-03-06 Created: 2019-03-06 Last updated: 2019-04-05
Wikström, M. & Wikström, C. (2018). Admissions Tests. In: Bruce B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation: (pp. 48-51). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications
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2018 (English)In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation / [ed] Bruce B. Frey, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2018, p. 48-51Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2018
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Economics; didactics of educational measurement
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-154301 (URN)10.4135/9781506326139.n24 (DOI)9781506326153 (ISBN)9781506326139 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1990
Available from: 2018-12-15 Created: 2018-12-15 Last updated: 2018-12-15
Wikström, C. & Lind Pantzare, A. (2018). Standard setting in Sweden: school grades and national tests. In: Jo-Anne Baird, Tina Isaacs, Dennis Opposs, Lena Gray (Ed.), Examination standards: how measures and meanings differ around the world (pp. 235-251). London, UK: UCL Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Standard setting in Sweden: school grades and national tests
2018 (English)In: Examination standards: how measures and meanings differ around the world / [ed] Jo-Anne Baird, Tina Isaacs, Dennis Opposs, Lena Gray, London, UK: UCL Press, 2018, p. 235-251Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, UK: UCL Press, 2018
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152945 (URN)978-1-78277-260-6 (ISBN)978-1-78277-261-3 (ISBN)978-1-78277-262-0 (ISBN)978-1-78277-263-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-30 Created: 2018-10-30 Last updated: 2019-05-29Bibliographically approved
Wikström, C. (2017). Commentary - 'Accountability measures: The factory farm version of education'. The Psychology of Education Review, 41(1), 50-54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Commentary - 'Accountability measures: The factory farm version of education'
2017 (English)In: The Psychology of Education Review, ISSN 1463-9807, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 50-54Article in journal, Editorial material (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leicester, UK: , 2017
Keywords
educational measurement, accountability, large-scale testing, assessment
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-135020 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-16 Created: 2017-05-16 Last updated: 2018-06-09
Wikström, C. & Wikström, M. (2017). Group differences in student performance in the selection to higher education: tests vs grades. Frontiers in Education, 2, Article ID 45.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Group differences in student performance in the selection to higher education: tests vs grades
2017 (English)In: Frontiers in Education, ISSN 2504-284X, Vol. 2, article id 45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Student selection in the Swedish admission to higher education system is based on two fundamentally different performance measures: their criterion-referenced upper secondary grade point average (GPA) and their score on a norm-referenced and multiple-choice admissions test [Swedish admissions test (SweSAT)]. Several student characteristics are known to affect rankings in such assessments. The objectives of this study are to assess main and interactive effects of several variables that influence rankings obtained from these measures in greater detail than previously attempted and assess the findings from a fairness perspective. The data consist of test scores, upper secondary grades, and background information for SweSAT participants aged 19–25 years, who took the test in the autumn of 2011 (N = 23,214) or spring of 2012 (N = 27,075). The data were analyzed through correlation and regression analyses. The results support previous findings that gender, parents’ education, and immigration status are all influential. Males obtain better SweSAT scores than females, while females obtain better GPAs, in accordance with previous findings regarding gender-related variations in rankings provided by similar instruments. Moreover, we found the same pattern in scores for specific components of the test and grades in specific subjects, suggesting that the test and GPA measure different, gender-related, things. In addition, students with an immigrant background seem to be more highly ranked by grades than by the SweSAT, largely due to differences in assessments of their verbal skills.

Keywords
admission, selection by competition, grade point average, Swedish admissions test, fairness, group differences, higher education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138667 (URN)10.3389/feduc.2017.00045 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-01990
Available from: 2017-08-27 Created: 2017-08-27 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Wikström, C. (2017). Proven i skolan (2ed.). In: Hult, Agneta; Olofsson, Anders (Ed.), Utvärdering och bedömning i skolan: för vem och varför? (pp. 185-199). Stockholm: Natur och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Proven i skolan
2017 (Swedish)In: Utvärdering och bedömning i skolan: för vem och varför? / [ed] Hult, Agneta; Olofsson, Anders, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2017, 2, p. 185-199Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2017 Edition: 2
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141398 (URN)9789127817975 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-01 Created: 2017-11-01 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Wikström, C. (2016). Sweden: the intersection of international achievement testing and educational policy development (1ed.). In: Louis Volante (Ed.), The intersection of international achievement testing and education policy: global perspectives on large-scale reform (pp. 91-107). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden: the intersection of international achievement testing and educational policy development
2016 (English)In: The intersection of international achievement testing and education policy: global perspectives on large-scale reform / [ed] Louis Volante, New York: Routledge, 2016, 1, p. 91-107Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2016 Edition: 1
Keywords
International studies, measurement, educational evaluation, PISA, TIMSS
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
didactics of educational measurement
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128154 (URN)978-1-138-93651-5 (ISBN)978-1-138-93653-9 (ISBN)978-1-315-67677-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-01 Created: 2017-11-01 Last updated: 2018-11-23Bibliographically approved
Lyrén, P.-E., Rolfsman, E., Wedman, J., Wikström, C. & Wikström, M. (2014). Det nya högskoleprovet: samband mellan provresultat och prestation i högskolan. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det nya högskoleprovet: samband mellan provresultat och prestation i högskolan
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2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2014. p. 24
Keywords
högskoleprovet, antagning, urval, prov, prediktion, högskolan
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141422 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-02 Created: 2017-11-02 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Wikström, M. & Wikström, C. (2014). Who benefits from university admissions tests?: a comparison between grades and test scores as selection instruments to higher education. Umeå
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Who benefits from university admissions tests?: a comparison between grades and test scores as selection instruments to higher education
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, there are two separate instruments for ranking applicants in the admission to higher education; the GPA from upper secondary school and the Swedish Scholastic Assessment Test (the SweSAT). A problem in the selection is that different groups of students perform differently on the instruments. Also, while the GPA is regarded more valid but with reliability problems, the test is seen as reliable but with lower predictive validity. Hence, in 2011, the test was revised, with the purpose to increase its relevance for university studies. New item types and new subtests were introduced, and the weights of the verbal and quantitative parts of the test were made more balanced. This study compares how students are ranked on the basis of the new test compared to their GPA, to find out if previous group differences still remain. The data consists of test participants in the autumn of 2011 and spring of 2012 at the ages 17 to 25. The results show that the correlation between test scores and GPA is approximately the same as before the revision. It is also found that there are still group differences in terms of boys performing better on the test and girls on the GPA. However, when studying separate sub-tests and grades and national course tests from isolated subjects, the students seem to be ranked more similarly than in the overall SweSAT-GPA comparison. Although students with a non-Swedish background are performing lower than other students on both instruments, boys in this group seem to be graded more leniently than the girls with a similar background in mathematics, and the opposite is the case in verbal subjects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: , 2014. p. 49
Series
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 874
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
didactics of educational measurement; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86120 (URN)
Available from: 2014-02-18 Created: 2014-02-18 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Projects
Valid Assessments for University Entrance? Challenges and Innovations. [2013-00223_VR]; Umeå UniversityValid Assessments for University Entrance - Challenges and Innovations [F13-1340:1_RJ]; Umeå UniversityPerspective taking ability in future police officers: effects of training and professional practice. [2016-04842_VR]; Umeå University
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