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Andersson, Catarina; Palm, Torulf – Education Inquiry, 2017
An earlier study showed that the changes in teachers' classroom practice, after participation in a professional development program in formative assessment, significantly improved student achievement in mathematics. The teachers in that study were a random selection of Year 4 teachers in a Swedish mid-sized municipality. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Mathematics Achievement
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Torkildsen, Lisbeth Gyllander; Erickson, Gudrun – Education Inquiry, 2016
The focus of the current study is students' perceptions of assessment and assessment practices. Assessment is understood as practices closely connected to the planning, enactment and evaluation of teaching and learning activities. The data derive from focus group interviews and dialogical meetings with students at a Swedish comprehensive school.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods
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Hirsh, Åsa – Education Inquiry, 2014
The present study explores the dilemmas and related coping strategies teachers experience as part of their work with individual development plans (IDPs) in Sweden. Through qualitative content analysis of 15 interviews with Swedish elementary school teachers, the dilemmas and coping strategies were identified and analysed. From an activity theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Documentation, Elementary School Teachers
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Crossouard, Barbara – Education Inquiry, 2012
The opportunity offered by the Umea Symposium to probe the intersection of quality and assessment immediately brings into focus a wider issue -- that of the quality of education which assessment aspires to support. Prompted by recent research into formative assessment in Scottish primary school contexts, the paper explores how formative assessment…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Educational Quality