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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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Lillejord, Sølvi; Elstad, Eyvind; Kavli, Håkon – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
While it is generally assumed that the aim of teacher evaluation is to "formatively" support teachers' professional development, research finds that teacher evaluation practices are predominantly "summative". This paper describes a Norwegian governmental policy experiment aiming to overcome this fallacy through a bargaining…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Problems, Public Policy
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Nortvedt, Guri A.; Santos, Leonor; Pinto, Jorge – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2016
In this study, we aim to understand the forces driving assessment for learning (AfL) in primary school teaching. By applying a case study design, including the two cases of Norway and Portugal and using mathematics teaching as an example, available policy documents and research reports are analysed to identify the differences and similarities that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
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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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Tveit, Sverre – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2014
Norway has seen major changes in the field of educational assessment over the past decade, following the 2001 '"PISA shock" that stimulated reform of the entire primary and secondary education systems: new outcome-based curricula with cross-disciplinary basic skills were accompanied by major revision of assessment regulations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
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Valk, Aune – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2009
This paper focuses on the state of the art for recognition of prior experiential learning in European universities. Although recognition of prior learning and prior experiential learning have been officially stated as being important aims by national ministers of education in their Bologna Process communiques, implementation in the majority of…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Prior Learning, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries