Elevers syn på nationella prov: Resultat från elevenkät vid genomförandet av nationella ämnesprov i biologi, fysik och kemi i grundskolans årskurs 9 våren 2009
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
In 2009, national tests in biology, chemistry and physics were administered for the first time to Grade 9 pupils in Swedish compulsory school. This report presents descriptive results from a questionnaire that was administered to a sample of students taking these national tests. The main purpose of the questionnaire study was to investigate how these tests were perceived by the pupils: how they experienced the test and the test situation, whether they found the test important and whether they felt motivated to do their best on the test. The questionnaire also contained items asking for pupil attitudes towards the subject tested, as well as items asking for how pupils work with the respective subjects in the classroom. Results show that pupils in general seemed positive towards the national test although many pupils found the national test different from tests they usually have in school. A majority of the pupils further reported that they perceived the test as an important test and that they were rather motivated to do their best on the test. Still, a fair amount of pupils reported that they could have tried harder on the test. The students also reported rather positive attitudes towards the subjects tested, particularly Biology seems well liked by the students. The chemistry subject, however, seem less well-liked than the other subjects and the pupils taking the chemistry test to a higher degree reported that the test did not feel important, that test items were difficult to understand, and that the test items were different from their regular test. Pupils also report that they do not have chemistry tests very frequently, but this is true also for Biology and Physics. Last, the ways the pupils report that they work with the subjects on a daily basis are in agreement with reports obtained from international comparative studies in these subjects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet. Institutionen för beteendevetenskapliga mätningar , 2010.
BVM / Institutionen för beteendevetenskapliga mätningar, Umeå universitet, ISSN 1652-7313 ; 38
Research subject didactics of educational measurement
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41092OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-41092DiVA: diva2:404640