Digital tests are becoming more widespread in schools, and now a comprehensive digital transition is in place in Sweden. In six years all national tests should be digitized, investigators for the Swedish government suggests. Furthermore, they advocate external assessment of the tests.
The digitalization makes it easier to complete the tests, because it becomes more simple to identify the students, and a lot of answers can be corrected automatically. In addition, teachers do not have to report the results. This should result in more uniformity in the assessment.
The digital national tests should be fully implemented in 2022, after first being tested in a three-year trial starting in 2018.
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