Posted by: Christina Soldan | May 10, 2010

National Tests (English, Swedish and Math)

At Anderstorpsskolan and throughout Sweden it is now time for the national tests in English, Swedish and Mathematics. This means that all students must be examined in writing and orally, on the same day, at the same time and under identical conditions (Please see the date on Skolverket!).  The purpose of the national tests is mainly to support equal and fair assessment and grading  and to provide a basis for an analysis of the extent to which knowledge goals at the school level, the main authorship and national level.  The national tests will also contribute to give effect to curriculum objectives and assessment criteria and to increased effectiveness for students.

SPID3b at Anderstorpsskolan in Skellefteå, Sweden - the national test in English, level B

Preparation

 The students may prepare themselves in advance by doing old national tests:

  1. Mathematics (University of Umeå)
  2. English (University of Göteborg)
  3. Swedish (University of Uppsala)

Secrecy

National tests performed in classes 3, 8 and 9 at the primary school and in all courses in high school and adult education similar to the high school. Subject test ordered by the principal according to the information sent by  Skolverket to the headmaster at the end of October 2009. Some sample or test material in the national examinations system is protected by so-called test confidentiality. The intention is to reuse previously administered tests or test data. Recycling is an important method when you for example want to calibrate the severity of the tests or follow the development of knowledge over time. If someone calls out a national sample to test the handler to decide whether the sample is in some way is protected by confidentiality. According to chapter 17: § 4 of publicity and the Secrecy Act (2009:400) that the national tests are protected by confidentiality during the time they are used:  “Confidentiality of the data contained in or form the basis of theory or psychological tests under administrative supervision, on the assumption that the purpose of the test discouraged if the information being disclosed. ” You can read more about this on Skolverket.

SPID3b at Anderstorpsskolan in Skellefteå, Sweden - the national test in English, level B

Correcting

All teachers in Swedish, English and Mathematics are very busy with the correcting of the national tests. It takes several intense days to correct, depending on the number of pupils a teacher has. Correcting is done after very well defined templates and instructions that are sent in advance by Skolverket.

Results collected from student results

From December 2003 the results of national sample reports are only published through a PDF file. Performance Reports published before that you can download from this page or order from the Liber distribution. Some of the students’ results of the spring semester course tests for high school (high school youth only) also reported a school in SIRIS.

// Christina Soldan

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Responses

  1. Good luck, Stefan and Katarina with all correcting of the national tests in English and Swedish!! I passed this period on the same Friday when our Romanian friends returned to Romania… Nice… :-S

    • Tack för omtanken, Christin@!

  2. I hope you have learned and will take high marks .. ::D:

  3. english test FTW ! 😀

  4. very interesting !

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