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Testing and Assessment Peter Szabo. How do tests make you feel? TEST 1. Choose the correct answer: WHAT IS A HIPPOGRIFF? a term used in childrens literature.

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1 Testing and Assessment Peter Szabo

2 How do tests make you feel? TEST 1. Choose the correct answer: WHAT IS A HIPPOGRIFF? a term used in childrens literature to denote colorful and descriptive phraseology a mythological monster having the wings, claws, and head of a griffin and the body of a horse ancient Egyptian cuneiform writing commonly found on the walls of tombs a skin transplant from the leg or foot to the hip

3 Students demotivation TEST 2. Choose the correct answers: WHICH ARE THE MAIN DEMOTIVATING FACTORS FOR STUDENTS? (Dörnyei 1988) Teacher (personality, commitment, competence, teaching method, lack of encouragement) School facilities (group is too big or not the right level, frequent change of teachers) Reduced self-confidence (experience of failure or lack of success) Negative attitude towards the L2

4 Testing, assessment, teaching TEST 3. Choose the correct answer: WHICH FIGURE IS CORRECT? T E A C H I N G ASSESSMENT TESTS T E S T I N G ASSESSMENT TEACHING A S S E S S M E N T T E S T S TEACHING

5 Assessment techniques TEST 4. Choose the correct answer: WHICH ARE THE MOST COMMON CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES? formal assessment informal assessment formative assessment summative assessment

6 Hope you remember the previous slide… TEST 5. Choose the correct answer: WHICH OF THESE CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES IS THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF MOTIVATION FOR STUDENTS?

7 Evaluation of classroom tests TEST 6. Choose the correct answer: CLASSROOM TESTS MUST BE … practical, reliable, valid and authentic funny, creative, and interesting serious, academic, unbiased and ethical short, simple, unambiguous and easy to mark

8 Old-school or alternative assessment? TEST 7. - Show for Old-school and for Alternative Timed, multiple-choice format Untimed, free-response format Focus on the right answer Open-ended, creative answers Formative Summative Continuous long-term assessment One-shot, standardized exams Decontextualized test items Contextualized communicative tasks

9 And the right answer… One-shot, standardized exams Timed, multiple-choice format Decontexualized test items Scores suffice for feedback Focus on the right answer Summative Oriented to product Non-interactive performance Fosters extrinsic motivation Continuous long-term assessment Untimed, free-response format Contextualized communicative tasks Individualizted feedback and washback Open-ended, creative answers Formative Oriented to process Interactive performance Fosters intrinsic motivation

10 Beyond tests: alternatives in assessment TEST 8. Choose the correct answer: WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTIC OF ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT? washback performance-based assessment reliability validity

11 Portfolio assessment TEST 9. Choose the correct answer: WHAT IS CRADLE? Its a Interactive Whiteboard software for portfolio assessment. Its a special section in the Common European Framework of Reference which specifies portfolios. Its a small bed for a baby. Its and acronym that stands for Collecting, Reflecting, Assessing, Documenting, Linking and Evaluating

12 Self- and peer-assessment TEST 10. Choose the correct answer: WHAT IS THE MAIN DRAWBACK OF THIS METHOD? validity authenticity washback reliability

13 And a practical example… Testing and Evaluation Book for the new Pearson Longman course SUCCESS (Its all in the name!)

14 Words of thanks… -Fundamental principles -Classroom-based assessment -Practical examples -Comprehensive treatment of assessing all four skills -Standardized tests -Ethics of testing -Alternatives in assessment (title!)

15 Thank You!


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