University of Gothenburg

ASSESS Doctoral School

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ASSESS is a graduate school with a focus on assessment of knowledge in educational systems (acronym ASSESS). The graduate school is a collaboration between three higher education institutions; Gothenburg, Uppsala and Stockholm universities. ASSESS 'purpose is to strengthen research competence and educational research in the assessment area within teacher education.

Assessment is a broad field and includes knowledge of different subject knowledge as well as how to observe, assess and measure them. In the assessment area, knowledge measurements are a central part that deals with assessment and evaluation of knowledge and skills. The graduate school focuses on developing quantitative research competence for critical review and in-depth analyzes of national and international knowledge measurements. One goal is to make better use of existing knowledge measurements and evaluations for important educational science issues. The graduate school comprises nine doctoral students who in various ways are connected to the teacher education programs at the collaborating higher education institutions.