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An ‘appropriate’ test taker: the everyday classroom during the national testing period in school year three in Sweden

An ‘appropriate’ test taker: the everyday classroom during the national testing period in school... This article draws on data from a bigger project where we explore what is taking place in the daily life of classrooms during the national testing period in mathematics for 9–10-year-old children in Sweden. Data were produced by observations, video-recordings and interviews with children. The article shows on a micro level how assessment trends, on a macro level, affect children. It further focuses how children through different repertoires of time position themselves as ‘appropriate’ test takers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ethnography & Education Taylor & Francis

An ‘appropriate’ test taker: the everyday classroom during the national testing period in school year three in Sweden

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2015 Taylor & Francis
ISSN
1745-7831
eISSN
1745-7823
DOI
10.1080/17457823.2015.1085323
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Abstract

This article draws on data from a bigger project where we explore what is taking place in the daily life of classrooms during the national testing period in mathematics for 9–10-year-old children in Sweden. Data were produced by observations, video-recordings and interviews with children. The article shows on a micro level how assessment trends, on a macro level, affect children. It further focuses how children through different repertoires of time position themselves as ‘appropriate’ test takers.

Journal

Ethnography & EducationTaylor & Francis

Published: Sep 1, 2016

Keywords: Children; classroom; competition; mathematics; testing discourse; video data

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