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Items Matching – identify the the type of item from the list on your right. 1. Your dad is a (an) ______ A. male, B. female, C.firefighter 2. No ________ (comer) frijoles. No me gustan. 3. ¿Quién es el hombre mas alto de este cuento? 4. Escuchen y escriban todas las palabras que escuchas. 5. Listen to this description of the city. Draw a map showing the location of 5 landmarks. 6. Your professor is. (T/F) 7. Try to fill in the blanks with the missing word or phrases as you listen to the following. a. Dictation b. Gap filling c. Short Answer d. True/False e. Info. Transfer f. Partial dictation g. Multiple choice
Testing Grammar Two tips for starting Create specifications Sample widely from the specs. With a partner, thumb through the marked chapters in the textbook provided. Write a list of all of the grammar points covered in the chapter. Select three that you think would be important to test more thoroughly on a chapter test.
Testing Grammar What are some of the kinds of items that can be used to test grammar? Short Answer Gap Filling Multiple choice Paraphrase Completion Multiple Choice Grammar in production Which of these are unique to grammar testing?
Testing Grammar, I mean assessing structure, I mean paraphrasing. What is paraphrasing generally and in grammar testing in particular? Read the first sentence below. Then express the same meaning by using the present perfect in the second sentence. Hace cinco años que no le veo. No ___________ en cinco años. Ren rompió la ventana. La ventana........... Carlos leyó el libro. El libro............... Leigh organizó la fiesta. La fiesta............. Write one more with a partner.
Testing Grammar - Completion Harder to write, Kind of requires extrapolation. Read the following exchange between a clerk and a customer in a bookstore. Then complete the questions based on the information provided by the customer. ¿Qué ______________? Me gustan novelas de espías. ¿Cuáles _______________? Los de James Bond son mis preferidos. Are these good items? Why or why not? Key is purpose and scoring Correct #1 noun then verb, maybe a definition. Correct #2 verb then a noun if necessary.
Give it a whirl On your own… Write another item in this exchange. Read the following exchange between a clerk and a customer in a bookstore. Then complete the questions based on the information provided by the customer. ¿Qué ______________? Me gustan novelas de espías. ¿Cuáles _______________? Los de James Bond son mis preferidos.
Testing Vocab. Which of these options is most similar in meaning to brotar: A. anunciar B. hinchar C. salir D. inundar ¿Qué hace esta niña? Ella se ________ los cordones. What kind of vocab. knowledge does the first question test? And the second? Look at pages 180-182, What specifically does the first question test? What other kinds of recognition ?s are there? Look at pages 182-184, What two kinds of items does the second question combine What other kinds of productive vocab. questions are there?
Look at the same chapter... With a partner: Pick a word Write an item testing receptive knowledge of the word. Write one item testing productive knowledge of the same word. After you write these items, critique them according to p. 154
Grammar Items Go back to the specifications that you wrote previously. Start writing an item for each of the kinds of grammar you listed. This is not for a grade, for practice. Try for quality as much as quantity.