There are several alternative approaches when implementing corrections in connection with National Tests. How you as a teacher go about correcting the NT depends mainly on how experienced you are at using Dugga when conducting tests and the associated correction. In the following, the digital approach to grading NT’s is described and we recommend that you use this procedure if you are an experienced user of Dugga and have more than half a year's habit of using Dugga and performing grading with Dugga.

Correction for NT, Procedure 2 (for experienced users)

  1. Figure 1 Hand-ins

  2. Figure 2 Lock results, choose Grade scale and Save

  3. Figure 3 Hand-ins and students

  4. Figure 4 Create PDFs


To correct/ assess NT digitally in Dugga, you create three exams in advance and you also create three different assessment matrices that are related to the three different exams (for some tests it may be enough for two tests and two matrices or only one test and one matrix). The reason why three assessment matrices (and sometimes 3 related tests) are needed is because if a student writes a certain topic, for example, assessment matrix "A" should be used. If the student writes another type of text, assessment matrix "B" or "C" should be used. One alternative is to create a test and an overall assessment matrix that includes the three different assessment matrices that can potentially be used in the assessment of NT.

If you have created three tests with associated matrices for each of the tests, it is important that you give clear instructions to the students. They should first carefully read the instructions to the test that is next to them at their computers and that they will then choose what they want rewrite. Only when they have chosen what they want to write about, they click on the test that is relevant to the theme they are about to write about so that the correct assessment matrix follows the test. If you have chosen to do three different tests with associated assessment matrices, it may be advantageous to also activate "Start code" when you schedule the three tests. This means that the students cannot start the exam (the students will be able to see all three tests) until you as the teacher give them the start code and before that have been able to inform the students that they will see three different tests called three different things depending on the theme they choose. This means that you should give the three tests different names so that the students can distinguish between the different themes that are available to choose from. This also means that, when scheduling the assessment, you add the same class (eg class 9A) to each test occasion so that the three tests become visible and available to all students in the class. Thus, they can choose the test that is linked to the assessment matrix that is relevant for assessing the theme that the students choose.

If you have chosen to create only one test but with an "overall assessment matrix", which is actually a matrix that accommodates all three assessment matrices that can potentially be used to assess the different themes that the students can write about, you do not need to create more than one sample and one associated test occasion (eg for class 9A).

A) When correcting or assessing national tests, you start by clicking on "Grade exams" that you find in the top menu in Dugga. Then click on the ongoing test. When you have got the exam that you want to correct, look to the left of the screen.

B) There you will see a list of a number of "Hand-ins" which are the tests/essays that the students have written. Each Hand-in has a unique ID number. See Figure 1

C) You now click on, for example, the first submission, which means that the test/ essay that you will assess appears.

D) Read through the test/ thesis and assess digitally by marking and specifying in the assessment matrix which criteria(s) they meet and which grades (A, C, E, F or A, B, C, D, E, F) you consider that they reach.

E) When you have completed the assessment of the first Hand-in, you repeat the same procedure for all submissions. Remember to give an overall rating that you write in the box that is attached to each assessment matrix/Hand-in.

F) When you are done with the assessment, proceed to "1. Lock results and deanonymize" where you choose Grade scale/Change grade scale, check for "Lock results" and then click "save". See Figure 2

G) Then click on "2. Publishing of results" and there you will se the connection between the Hand-ins and the students. See Figure 3

H) Download all PDF files and print out the students' tests/essays to insert their grades in the appropriate place and then archive their NT that you have printed. There are two possibilties to create a PDF. One where you create one PDF for all hand-ins("Create file with all PDFs") or the other to create one PDF for each hand in.(Click on the two arrows in a circle to the right of the Hand-in, and then refresh the web page) See Figure 4

Note that you should NOT publish the test. You should therefore not check the box for any Hand-ins and publish tests when they are national tests.

You are now done with your NT and can continue to work with another knowledge evaluation in Dugga.