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Skedsmo, Guri – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2011
The introduction of the national evaluation system in the Norwegian education system can be described as a shift in the Norwegian educational policy from the use of input oriented policy instruments towards a more output oriented policy. The new tool-kit consists of different evaluation tools, such as standardised tests, diagonistic tests etc.…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Educational Policy, Principals, Evaluation
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Elstad, Eyvind – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2009
Since Norway introduced tests and other types of measurements the press, with a negative bias, has placed the spotlight on those schools which performed badly in attainment measurements. The press reconstructs from public sources "league tables" of aggregated student achievements but at present the official position opposes the public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, News Reporting, Mass Media Role