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Berge, Kjell Lars; Skar, Gustaf B.; Matre, Synnøve; Solheim, Randi; Evensen, Lars S.; Otnes, Hildegunn; Thygesen, Ragnar – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
This article reports consequences for student writing quality based on a long-term professional learning project. Project teachers, representing all school subjects in grades 3-7, were presented with a writing construct, 'Wheel of Writing', and norms of expectation for writing proficiency. Participating teachers used the writing construct and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Semiotics, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills
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Silseth, Kenneth; Gilje, Øystein – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2019
In this article, we examine how assessment is enacted and negotiated in a school project that involves multimodal composition. The case is a project on advertisement in which lower secondary students collaboratively composed multimodal commercials about various products and topics. The theoretical framework is based on sociocultural perspectives…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Multiple Literacies, Advertising, Student Projects
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Tveit, Sverre – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
This article promulgates a conceptual framework for researching various roles of educational assessment emphasised in governments' assessment policies as a basis for comparing policy-making related to national testing in primary and lower secondary education in Norway and Sweden from 2000-2017. The study analyses policy documents and expert…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Interviews, Public Officials, National Competency Tests
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Hopfenbeck, Therese N.; Flórez Petour, María Teresa; Tolo, Astrid – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2015
This study investigates how different stakeholders in Norway experienced a government-initiated, large-scale policy implementation programme on "Assessment for Learning" ("AfL"). Data were collected through 58 interviews with stakeholders in charge of the policy; Ministers of Education and members of the Directorate of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Assessment
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Gamlem, Siv M.; Smith, Kari – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2013
Feedback to students has been identified as a key strategy in learning and teaching, but we know less about how feedback is understood by students. The purpose of this study is to gain more insight into lower secondary students' perceptions of when and how they find classroom feedback useful. This article draws on data generated through individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Doig, Brian – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
In this paper, I will argue that it is possible to use data from large-scale international and national mathematics assessment programmes, whose attention is on summative achievement, to provide formative information that informs teachers about the effects of their classroom practice. However, to have impact on, and be useful for, classroom…
Descriptors: Measurement, Mathematics Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation