Formative assessment in Swedish mathematics classroom practice
2017 (English)In: Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, Vol. 22, no 1, 5-20 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Research shows that substantial learning gains are possible through the use of formative assessment. However, little is known about Swedish mathematics teachers’ use of formative assessment, and thus about the possible value of professional development programmes. This study uses teacher interviews and classroom observations to examine the classroom practice of 38 randomly selected primary and secondary school teachers in a mid-sized Swedish municipality. A framework of formative assessment comprising one big idea and five Key strategies structured the analysis. The study identifies characteristics of current formative assessment practices. The results show that the teachers do use a variety of formative assessment activities, but also that there is much room for development towards a more effective formative classroom practice.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 22, no 1, 5-20 p.
Research subject didactics of mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132697OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-132697DiVA: diva2:1083174