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A scale for numeracy (PhD project)

This project seeks to connect the 5th grade and 8th grade scales in numeracy. Photo: Colourbox

About the project

This project aims to develop a scale for proficiency in numeracy from 5th to 9th grade. Through utilizing the platform and testing materials for a national testing-system called Nasjonale Prøver, we will test students in 6th and 7th grade to connect the 5th and 8th grade tests. The aim of the project is to be able to measure students’ progression over time for both individual students and cohorts in numeracy.


CEMO is currently working to build a research portfolio focused on the quality assessment systems in the Norwegian schoolsystem. As part of this portfolio, we plan to study how numeracy proficiency among Norwegian students develop over time. This is particularly relevant in an international context, as we have results from TIMSS that show a weak development in mathematics skills among Norwegian students from 4th/5th to 8th/9th grade compared to other countries.

Related research projects

Publications, reports, presentations, etc.


Ræder, Henrik Galligani; Tokle, Olav Dalsegg; Olsen, Rolf Vegar.
Utvikling av nasjonale prøver – rapport 1 og 2a: Rapportering av potensielle underdimensjoner og implementering av vertikalt lenkedesign for de nasjonale prøvene i regning. Universitetet i Oslo 2019

Ræder, Henrik Galligani; Olsen, Rolf Vegar.
Utvikling av nasjonale prøver – rapport 2b: Endelig rapport av vertikalt lenkedesign for de nasjonale prøvene i regning 5.-8. trinn. Universitetet i Oslo 2020

Conference contributions

Ræder, Henrik Galligani; Andersson, Björn; Olsen, Rolf Vegar.
Exploring the unidimensionality of the Norwegian National Numeracy tests. Quantitative Research Methods in Education Annual Conference (QRM 2019).

Ræder, Henrik Galligani; Olsen, Rolf Vegar; Andersson, Björn.
Comparing measures of numeracy across grades. NERA 2020.


The project is financed directly by CEMO.


Norwegian Centre for Mathematics Education

The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training

Published Mar. 23, 2018 2:30 PM - Last modified Oct. 27, 2022 8:46 AM