Den svenska förarprövningens resultat: sambandet mellan kunskapsprovet och körprovet för underkända och godkända provtagare
2005 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
The Swedish driving-license test consists of a theory test and a practical test. The purpose of these tests is to investigate if the learner driver has the knowledge and abilities stated in the curriculum. The purpose of this study was threefold. Firstly, the purpose was to examine the relationship between the theory test and the practical test in a sample where testtakers that both passed and failed the theory test is included. Secondly, the purpose was to study the structure of the test score and the performance of the test-takers with regard to age, gender and driver education. Thirdly, the purpose was to investigate the relationship between self-assessed performance and test performance.
The results on the theory test were similar compared to previous studies which indicated that the sample used was representative for the population of test-takers. However, many test-takers repeat the test several times and the percentage of test-takers taking the test for the first time has decreased. The results on the practical test in this study showed that pass rates have decreased compared to previous studies. One possible explanation for this is that the pass-rates are affected by the fact that test-takers who failed the theory test are included in the sample, and thus the test-takers limited theoretical knowledge is reflected in the decrease in pass-rates. When the relationship between the tests was examined the results indicated that the correlation was stronger than in previous studies. Moreover, the results showed that students from traffic school performed better on the theory test compared to private learners. The results on the practical test showed that students from traffic school, and those who combined professional education with private driver training, performed better than private learners. With regard to self-assessed performance, results indicated a relationship between performance on the theory test and self-evaluation. Testtakers performing high on the test rated their performance high and vice versa.
The main conclusions of the study was that there is a relationship between theory and practice, in that sense that those performing well on the theory test perform better on the practical test compared to those performing less well on the theory test. Moreover, students from traffic school perform better on both the theory test and the practical test compared to private learners.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för beteendevetenskapliga mätningar, Umeå universitet , 2005. , 45 p.
BVM / Institutionen för beteendevetenskapliga mätningar, Umeå universitet, ISSN 1652-7313 ; 13
Computer and Information Science
Research subject didactics of educational measurement
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12631OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-12631DiVA: diva2:152302
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