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LH221V Examinership for Courses at KTH 1.5 credits

This is a course in higher education pedagogy that builds on the knowledge gained in the online qualification course for examiners. In addition, the basic course in higher education pedagogy is a prerequisite.
In this course, you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into questions about, for example, learning assessment, cheating, group assessment, reliability in assessment, self- and peer assessment. You will also see examples of difficult cases that the examiner may encounter and discuss how these should be handled.

The course consists of two mandatory course meetings and own work. Teachers are Viggo Kann and Emma Riese.

Course offering in period 3, 2024 (in Swedish) Link to application

If you would like the course to be given in English in 2025, please mail


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For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 course for KTH staff

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus LH221V (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Criteria for good assessment. Formative and summative assessment, validity, reliability, legal security, justice, transparency, authenticity, self-assessment and peer assessment, meaningfulness, cost efficiency, cheat prevention, continuous assessment.

Examiner's dilemmas. Difficult situations an examiner may encounter and how these can be handled.

Specialisation within a question pertaining to assessment, for example cheat prevention, what the grade corresponds to, how much time a student should devote, progression between courses, assessment of group projects, inclusive assessment.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the participant should be able to

1. discuss and reflect on the role and responsibility of the examiner

2. reflect on the quality of an assessment and its suitability for assessing the attainment of learning outcomes

3. present a report of a sub-area pertaining to assessment, based on science and proven experience

in order to

be able to consider advantages and disadvantages of a given assessment method based on learning outcome attainment and context, and in the role of examiner be able to handle ordinary as well as difficult assessment matters.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge of teaching and learning in higher education, 7.5 ECTS, equivalent to course LH201V/LH231V (completed).

Knowledge of laws and KTH rules regarding examination, 2 hours, equivalent to a qualifying web-based course for examiners.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examination consists of written submissions, an oral presentation and seminars.

Other requirements for final grade

Compulsory participation (actively) in course meetings 1 and 2.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Technology and Learning

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Viggo Kann (