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Admissions practices in Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Departement of Educational Measurement.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Departement of Educational Measurement.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4625-4853
2020 (English)In: Higher Education Admissions Practices: An international perspective / [ed] Maria Elena Oliveri & Cathy Wendler, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020, p. 203-216Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter gives an account of the admissions system to higher education in Sweden with special focus on the criteria used in the selection process: upper secondary school grades and scores from the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT). The Swedish educational system in general and the admissions system specifically have some unique features that may interest the reader. Primarily, the educational system, from preschool to higher education, has a comparatively high degree of centralization. Most higher education institutions are governed and funded by the state. This reflects on both the admissions process and the education that is provided by the universities. Other typical characteristics are strong beliefs in equal opportunities, lifelong learning, and second chances, all which influence the educational system in numerous ways. Higher education selection regulations are pervaded by meritocratic principles, but there are also expectations and demands for diversity in the student body.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. p. 203-216
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Educational and Psychological Testing in a Global Context
Keywords [en]
University Admissions, Selection, Higher Education, Assessment, Measurement, Test, Testing
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Educational Sciences
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didactics of educational measurement; education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-167461DOI: 10.1017/9781108559607.012ISBN: 9781108559607 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-167461DiVA, id: diva2:1387387
Available from: 2020-01-21 Created: 2020-01-21 Last updated: 2020-02-18Bibliographically approved

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