Evaluating a large-scale implementation of assessment for learning in Sweden

Anders Jönsson, Christian Lundahl, Holmgren Anders

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    This study reports on a large-scale implementation of Assessment for Learning (AfL) in a Swedish municipality. The implementation was founded on two principles: (1) teaching should be informed by educational research; (2) to be successful, teachers’ professional development needs to be based in every-day classroom practice. From these principles, AfL was chosen as a strand of educational research to inform teaching and ‘Teacher Learning Communities’ were chosen as a vehicle for professional development and for implementing AfL practices. Findings indicate that the project has been successful in bringing about a change in how teachers’ talk about teaching and learning and in changing teachers’ pedagogical practice towards AfL. Findings also suggest that AfL practices are mostly teacher centred, which means that the teachers still take most of the responsibility for the assessment. This leads to high workload for the teachers and may also hinder students from taking responsibility for their learning. 

    OriginalspråkEngelska
    StatusPublicerad - 2014
    Evenemang7TH biennial meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 1, Assessment and evaluation, Madrid, Spain, 27-29 August 2014 -
    Varaktighet: 1980-jan-01 → …

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    Konferens7TH biennial meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 1, Assessment and evaluation, Madrid, Spain, 27-29 August 2014
    Period80-01-01 → …

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