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Vad är det som prövas?: En kartläggning av samstämmighet mellan Lgr 11:s kunskapskrav för ämnet biologi och de nationella proven i biologi för årskurs 6
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During the spring term of 2013, national exams were conducted for the first time in the Swedish schools for 6th graders. The exams involving the science subjects were however not used as a basis for the student’s grades, but were instead used as trial exams. It did however not take long for criticism to befall upon the notion of national exams. In 2014, The teacher association and Sweden’s student council proposed for the tests to be voluntary for the grades 6 to 9. They felt that the tests were too many and that they had a negative effect on both students and teachers alike. The government decided two years later, 2016, that the national exams should be voluntary. The goal of this essay is to further raise the understanding of the 6th grade biology exam. This examination will present to what extent the biology exam tests the knowledge and skill of the students by comparing the exam against the requirements listed in Lgr 11. In order to accomplish this, text analysis will be used as the method, and Blooms revised taxonomy will be used as the analytical model. With this as a base, two questions have been raised.

  • To what extent is the knowledge and skills tested in the national exams for the 6th grade?
  • How well does the national exam corresponds to the requirements stated in Lgr 11 regarding the knowledge and skills that should be tested in the exams, as well as the extent of these.

The conclusion shows a high consistency between the requirements stated in Lgr 11 and the national biology exams. However, not all knowledge and skills were being tested equally. The number of questions for each different subject varied. The conclusion also gives biology 6th grade teachers the possibility to make up for the lack of questions in the areas that are currently lacking.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
alignment, assessment, Bloom’s revised taxonomy, national tests, curriculum
Keyword [sv]
samstämmighet, bedömning, Blooms reviderade taxonomi, nationella prov, läroplan
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Natural Sciences Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32910OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32910DiVA: diva2:1112844
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Biology
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-20 Last updated: 2017-06-22Bibliographically approved

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