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Researchers cast doubt on the skoletest: the Minister called in consultation

Several politicians in the Danish parliament requires the minister of education Merete Riisager (LA) in consultation on the national test.

It writes Politiken on Tuesday.

the Politicians will have the national test examined by a number of researchers have cast doubt on the credibility of the tests.

According to Jeppe Bundsgaard, who is a professor at the Danish school of education Aarhus University, the national test does not.

Together with emeritus professor Svend Kreiner, University of Copenhagen, he has written a research report that, according to the newspaper demonstrates that læsetesten 8.-class-students framework completely by the side of the pupils ' skills.

To test the difficulty level of the questions are skewed, and it leads to misleading results.

Students are given between 0 and 100 points, when they are tested. The researchers ' studies show that students who had to be on a middelniveau of 50 points, in principle just as well could get 16 or 84 points.

- We should stop using the tests here and now, and examine all national test. You may not be aware to test the children and say that there must be something important - and then give them a wrong result, says Svend Kreiner for Politiken.

It will now, among other SF and Enhedslisten to call the minister in consultation.

- It is a scathing criticism of the national tests, says Jacob Mark, undervisningsordfører for SF

- We use quite a lot of money to test students, and if it is neither true nor pedagogically sound, I think that the test should be discarded entirely. Or, as the researchers suggest, as a minimum put the tests on hold until we are sure that the results are not misleading.

According to the Unity undervisningsordfører, Jacob Sølvhøj, is it "appalling" that the researchers have shown that the national tests measure the wrong and leads to misleading results.

I will immediately call the minister of education, in consultation and ask her to explain what consequences will she take of the new study.

- it Stands for Unity gain we stopped in the national tests now and here, such as the scientists calls for, he said in a written comment to the news agency Ritzau.

The national test is enough skolehistoriens important and most expensive prestige project. They were introduced in 2010 and cost according to

the Ministry of education 110 million. kr. to develop. Each year, the used that 14 million. kr. to implement the tests.

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