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Samuelsson, Johan – Education 3-13, 2019
The development a standard-based curriculum in History can be related to the school reforms where 'performance' are crucial principles. The aim is to analyse pupils' perspectives on the relation between their views on historical knowledge and the national test in History and grading. When the pupils in this study -- directly after taking a…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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Jeppsson, Cecilia; Lindgren, Monica – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article explores the social stratification of the Swedish Community School of Music and Arts, which offers voluntary extra-curricular arts education to children in Sweden, and children's experiences of attending the school. A survey was executed where sixth-graders in Sweden were asked about their experiences of the school and about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Extracurricular Activities, Grade 6
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Klapp, Alli – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate if academic and social self-concept and motivation to improve in academic school subjects mediated the negative effect of summative assessment (grades) for low-ability students' achievement in compulsory school. In two previous studies, summative assessment (grading) was found to have a differentiating…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies, Quasiexperimental Design
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Löfgren, Håkan; Löfgren, Ragnhild; Pérez Prieto, Héctor – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
This article revolves around the educational policy introduced in Swedish schools that has extended national testing to younger pupils. The policy is intended to support equal assessment and grading. With the exception of short-term preparations for the tests focused on here, the testing routines are regulated by the state. The paper aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests, Test Coaching, Educational Policy