ERIC Number: ED367187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Engelska i Arskurs 9. Resultat fran den nationella utvarderlingen av grundskolan Rapport nr 1993:16 (English in Grade 9. Results from the Swedish National Assessment Programme in the Nine-Year Compulsory School. Report No. 1993:16).
This report describes a project that is part of a national assessment program in Sweden under which the performance and attitudes of students in the 5th and 9th years of the compulsory school are being studied. The study focuses on the description of classroom activities and attained goals as well as on attitudes towards the subject, English as a foreign language. The objective of the project is to survey teachers' views on various aspects of language instruction and curricular goals, as well as their needs for in-service training. This report describes overall results. The measurement instruments include detailed questionnaires for students and teachers, as well as English language tests. Emphasis is on assessment of productive skills. Two-large-scale field studies have been undertaken one in the 5th grade, involving 3,000 students, and one in the 9th grade, involving 10,000 students. To conclude, general questions relating to purposes and design of national assessments are discussed. Proposals for further research are put forward. An extensive appendix section is provided that includes most of the English language teaching tests and all the questionnaires used in the investigation. (VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 9, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Testing
Department of Education, University of Gothenburg, Box 1010, S-431 26 Molndal, Sweden ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Goteborg Univ., Molndal (Sweden). Dept. of Education.