Tabular summary of 58 SEN assessment reports from Sweden and Germany

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Thomas Barow - University of Gothenburg orcid

Daniel Östlund - Kristianstad University, Fakulteten för lärarutbildning orcid

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik rorId


The file contains two tables with anonymized information from SEN assessment reports. The assessments have been conducted in Sweden and Germany.
Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Pupils with SEN

Time Method

Sampling procedure

The researchers got access to the anonymized material through school administrations in Sweden and Germany. The file, however, does only contain a summary of the information. It does NOT contain the original material (= SEN assessment reports).

Time period(s) investigated

2012-01-01 – 2017-12-31

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Scania Province, Germany

Geographic description: Den tyska data avser delstaten Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik

Topic and keywords

Research area

Education (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Educational policy (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Compulsory and pre-school education (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Educational sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Pedagogy (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


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Barow, T. & Östlund, D. (2018). The significance of SEN assessment, diagnoses, and psychometric tests in inclusive education: Studies from Sweden and Germany. Hamre, B., Morin, A. & Ydesen, C. (eds.). Testing and Inclusive Schooling: International challenges and opportunities. London, New York: Routledge, 231-247.

Barow, T. & Östlund, D. (2019). “The system shows us how bad it feels”: special educational needs assessment in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. European Journal of Special Needs Education 34 (5), 678-691, DOI: 10.1080/08856257.2019.1603595

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Published: 2019-11-27
Last updated: 2020-01-13