in the Autumn of 2017 received the Education mandated by the government to begin the digitisation of the national tests. For this to be possible, the major focus is on technology, safety, and competence. Paper and pen will be replaced with computers and teachers trained for the tests shall be carried out in a safe manner.
" What has happened now is that we have determines what technology is required for the national tests should be able to become fully digital. For example, to the required computers or tablets with keyboard, screen size of at least 9.6 in and access to all of the students should be able to do the test at the same time, " says Karin Hector-Stahre, which is the Agency project manager.
to do the specimen handling steps more effective and that the samples become more and more equivalent. For example examine the external assessment, the student teachers are not assessed in the samples, but it is done by someone from the outside.
– Now there is a new special provision, the test results shall in particular be taken into account in the grading. Linked to this, one can think that it is important that the assessment takes place in a more equitable way. Many schools have worked like this a long time so it is really nothing new, but now we try on it on a national level.Many schools have already come a long way in the to the digitization while the other has much left. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT
several years before the system should be in place is because investment takes time. Some schools already have what is needed while other schools have large investment needs.
" it looks like depends on how the schools have given priority to what you put resources on. But thanks to the new curriculum, where digitisation is taken up as it happens certainly a lot out there in the schools, which makes preparing for this transition.
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Right now is discussions with the suppliers of the platforms that should be used for the national tests. The agency also has cooperation with about 100 försöksskolor to test one of the digitized samples before all others. New for the exams which shall be conducted in 2022 is also that they can get to contain the film.
– the Test is developed continuously, regardless of whether it is in paper or digitally but of course, there are more and other possibilities when the samples are digital. The first generation will now 2022, but it will surely evolved and changed. We don't know exactly how the digital reality by 2022.
added several national test released on social media before they would be implemented. With the digital national tests hope the department of Education in order to minimise the risk.
" of course It is our goal to prevent all forms of proliferation. Norway has a digital test a few years ago, and their experience is that it becomes harder to cheat. There will, of course, we work a lot with security, " says Karin Hector-Stahre.
The national tests are conducted in grades 3, 6 and 9 and in high school.