"Formativ bedömning är jättebra på grundsärskolan! Om jag inte hade fått använda det vad hade jag haft för alternativ då"?
Bedömningsarbete i grundsärskolan, inriktning ämne

Translated title of the thesis: Formative assessment is great in Swedish compulsory special school! If I hadn't been using it what had the option been then "? The assessment work in Swedish compulsory special school, focus subject
  • Jenny Lund
  • Sylvia Lindfors

Student thesis: Master, one year


The purpose of the study is to investigate the formative assessment work in Swedish compulsory special school, for students who read focus subject. The questions are how special educators working with formative assessment in different ways, and how they make the knowledge requirements visible by artefacts as the use of image support, alternative communication, digital tools and more.

Theoretical approach consists of previous research on formative assessment. Sociocultural perspective has been used to analyse the results. Qualitative methods in the form of five observations and five interviews were used for the collection of empirical data.

Results show that educators are working consistently with formative assessment in different ways and that teacher’s give students feedback for learning forward. In the categories peer assessment and the visibility of the knowledge requirements, it appears on the basis that it appears less in teaching.

The study's implications based on the results is to make visible the objectives for students and help them to their own development. It also contributes to further research on the importance of students with intellectual disabilities may need alternative individual adaptations for perceiving information and communication about learning objectives and criteria.

The work of visible learning and make students involved in their own development becomes more complicated when the curriculum and syllabuses exist only as text documents. Teachers need to create own image support in the student's immediate environment to increase the possibility for communication about the student's knowledge of the formative process

Date of Award2019-Jul-05
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorLotta Anderson (Supervisor) & Carin Roos (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Special Education Teacher Programme

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Social Sciences (5)


  • formative assessment
  • intellectual disability
  • visible learning
  • feedback
  • swedish compulsory special school

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