Silje Kristin Gloppen

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Practices for teaching assessment in Norway - opportunities for professional development in the tension between different forms of accountability

The doctoral project is a study of how practices for teacher assessment / teaching assessment are conducted, negotiated and experienced by actors at teacher and school leader level in Norway. The primary focus is to investigate developmental spaces for professional development in the field of tension between external measurement / control (performance-oriented accountability) and internal professional development (professional accountability).
The doctoral project contributes to the development of knowledge in a previously relatively unexplored field of Norwegian education research, by highlighting how Norwegian teachers and school leaders experience (new) tools / practices for teaching assessment and if / to what extent these contribute to professional development among Norwegian teachers. The project examines teaching assessment through a combination of qualitative methods such as document analysis of central and local political documents, as well as observation and semi-structured individual interviews of actors in school (teachers and school leaders). In addition, survey data is used from the PraDa Project.

Supervisors: Prof. Guri Skedsmo (University of Oslo / Pädagogische Hochschule Schwyz), Associate Professor Judit Novak (University of Oslo) and prof. Sølvi Mausethagen (Oslo MET)

Academic interests

Silje's PhD project is within the areas of school development and management, education policy, internationalization and teacher assessment / teaching evaluation. Furthermore, she has been involved in an Erasmus + project called Aiding Culturally Responsive Assessment in Schools (ACRAS).


Silje is educated general teacher from Hedmark University College, with a master's degree in general pedagogy from the former Pedagogical Research Institute (PFI, UiO) from 2011. The Master thesis' theme was dropout in school seen in a system perspective, where the individual's prerequisites for successful education were discussed in light of globalization, educational policy trends and the labor market.

After her master's degree, she worked for a year at the Nordic Institute for Studies of Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU).

She has worked for several years as a teacher and special educator in public schools and in the Waldorf School, as well as a team leader for an interdisciplinary social and special education team in one of Oslo's largest schools (secondary and upper secondary).


Courses taught

Silje teaches and supervises the Master's Program in Education Management.



  • Nayir, Funda; Brown, Martin D.; Burns, Denise; O'Hara, Joe; McNamara, Gerry; Nortvedt, Guri A.; Skedsmo, Guri; Gloppen, Silje Kristin & Wiese, Eline F. (2019). Assessment with and for Migration Background Students-Cases from Europe. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research (EJER).  ISSN 1302-597X.  (79), s 39- 69 . doi: 10.14689/ejer.2019.79.3 Show summary

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  • Gloppen, Silje Kristin & Skedsmo, Guri (2019). Enacting Teacher Evaluation Policies: A review of International Research Over the Last Two Decades.
  • Gloppen, Silje Kristin; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Ârlestig, Helene; Rud, Hanne & Strøm, Kristin Flood (2018). Ekstern evaluering av masterprogrammet i utdanningsledelse. Rapport fra eksternt panel. Periodisk programevaluering..
  • Gloppen, Silje Kristin & Skedsmo, Guri (2017). Emerging Practices of Teaching Evaluation in the Norwegian School System.
  • Gloppen, Silje Kristin & Skedsmo, Guri (2017). Trends and Characteristics of Research on Teacher Assessment.
  • Gloppen, Silje Kristin & Skedsmo, Guri (2017). Trends and Characteristics of Research on Teacher Assessment.
  • Markussen, Eifred & Gloppen, Silje Kristin (2012). Påbygg – et gode eller en nødløsning?: En studie av påbygging til generell studiekompetanse i Østfold, Akershus, Buskerud, Rogaland og Nord-Trøndelag skoleåret 2010-2011. NIFU-rapport. 2.

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Published Aug. 15, 2016 12:44 PM - Last modified Mar. 19, 2020 12:58 PM