Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests

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  • Source:
    Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v62 n1 p109-124 2018. 16 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2016.1212256
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      0031-3831
    • Subject Terms:
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    • Abstract:
      Internationally, education reform has been directed towards describing educational goals that go beyond topic and content descriptions. The idea of mathematical competencies describes such goals. National tests have been seen as one way of communicating these goals and influence teaching. The present study analyses Swedish national tests in mathematics, and seeks evidence about the extent to which they represent these competencies and may play a role in reforming teaching. The results show that the national tests assess all competencies. However, the study also shows a limited focus on the competencies' interpretation and evaluation aspects. Thus, the tests do not fully capture the complex nature of the competencies. This may cloud the reform message and restrict the possibilities for the tests to function as levers for reform.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      44
    • Physical Description:
      16
    • Education Level:
      Grade 3
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2017
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1162218
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BOESEN, J.; LITHNER, J.; PALM, T. Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, [s. l.], v. 62, n. 1, p. 109–124, 2018. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1162218&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Boesen J, Lithner J, Palm T. Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 2018;62(1):109-124. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1162218&custid=s8280428. Accessed January 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Boesen, J., Lithner, J., & Palm, T. (2018). Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 62(1), 109–124. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1162218&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Boesen, Jesper, Johan Lithner, and Torulf Palm. 2018. “Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests.” Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 62 (1): 109–24. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1162218&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Boesen, J., Lithner, J. and Palm, T. (2018) ‘Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests’, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 62(1), pp. 109–124. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1162218&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 28 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Boesen, J, Lithner, J & Palm, T 2018, ‘Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests’, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 109–124, viewed 28 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Boesen, Jesper, et al. “Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests.” Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 62, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 109–124. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1162218&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Boesen, Jesper, Johan Lithner, and Torulf Palm. “Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests.” Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 62, no. 1 (January 1, 2018): 109–24. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1162218&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Boesen J, Lithner J, Palm T. Assessing Mathematical Competencies: An Analysis of Swedish National Mathematics Tests. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research [Internet]. 2018 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Jan 28];62(1):109–24. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1162218&custid=s8280428