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High-Stakes testing in Sweden: John's Story
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. (UmSER)
2014 (English)In: Childhood Explorer, ISSN 2377-2883, Vol. 1, no 4, 6-8 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

High-stakes, standardized testing has become the central tool for education reform and regulation in many countries. In Sweden, students’ scores on international tests like PISA and TIMSS have been decreasing year by year. The Minister of Education argues that the poor international test results are putting the Swedish economy at risk, and he has decided to reintroduce national tests in mathematics and Swedish for younger children as a way to overcome this “failure.”

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Washington, DC: Association for Childhood Education International , 2014. Vol. 1, no 4, 6-8 p.
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children's experiences, every day classroom activities, national tests
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96237OAI: diva2:763015
Vad gör tesande med eleverna?
Swedish Research Council, 2008-31116-60932-55

Childhood Explorer is an online publication that focuses specifically on the experience of childhood around the world. 

Available from: 2014-11-13 Created: 2014-11-13 Last updated: 2015-04-30Bibliographically approved

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