High-Stakes testing in Sweden: John's Story
2014 (English)In: Childhood Explorer, ISSN 2377-2883, Vol. 1, no 4, 6-8 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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.”
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington, DC: Association for Childhood Education International , 2014. Vol. 1, no 4, 6-8 p.
children's experiences, every day classroom activities, national tests
Research subject Ethnology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96237OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-96237DiVA: diva2:763015
ProjectsVad gör tesande med eleverna?
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2008-31116-60932-55
Childhood Explorer is an online publication that focuses specifically on the experience of childhood around the world. 2014-11-132014-11-132015-04-30Bibliographically approved