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Definitions of assessment and test. The relationship between assessment and teaching. You have learned the differences between formal and informal tests, formative summative tests, norm and criterion – referenced tests. We also traced some historical trends in language assessment especially the communicative performance based assessment.
In order to design a test for your students, you need to determine first your purpose from that test. Defining the purpose will help you define the kind or the type of test you will be using. “why am I creating this test? for evaluation, diagnostic, or for placement purposes? Is to measure achievement within a course” Defining the type of test will help define the objective and the outcomes of the test.
There are five types of English language tests: Achievement, Diagnose, Language Aptitude, Placement, and Proficiency Tests As English classroom teacher, you will probably need to create three of these types of tests: Achievement, diagnostic, and placement tests. Language aptitude and proficiency tests are the two types of test that you might not need to create or design for your students during a course of a semester.
In group of four, you will be assigned to one type of a test. In your group, brainstorm and discuss the purpose of test and write your answers in the provided card.
Read page 43-44 What is language Aptitude Tests (LAT) ? What are the characteristics of LAT? What tasks are involved in the language Aptitude test? What are the limitations of this kind of test? Sample of LAT : http://lltf.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/MLAT-E-Sample-Items.pdf http://lltf.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/MLAT-E-Sample-Items.pdf
Read Pages 44-45 What is Proficiency Test? What does the proficiency test consist of? What type of assessment the proficiency test is ? Explain why? ( Lecture 2) What is the popular example of proficiency test? What is the purpose of TOEFL? What does TOEFL consist of? What challenges test designers face when creating these types of test? sample of TOEFL: http://www.emse.fr/~yukna/ENG/lessons/toefl40a.htm http://www.emse.fr/~yukna/ENG/lessons/toefl40a.htm
Read pages 45-46 What is the purpose of the English Placement tests? What does the English placement test consist of? An example of language placement test? Sample of the placement Test: http://englishenglish.com/englishtest.htmhttp://englishenglish.com/englishtest.htm
Read pages 46-47 What is diagnostic test? What does diagnostic test used for? How can the diagnostic and the placement tests be related? (compare) Sample of the diagnostic test : http://info.piercecollege.edu/offices/assess/slep.pdf http://info.piercecollege.edu/offices/assess/slep.pdf
Read pages 47-48 What is an achievement test? What is the purpose of an achievement test? What type of assessment/test the achievement test is in regard to the purpose and function? Why ?( Lecture 2) Sample of an achievement test: http://www.slideshare.net/engteacher11/achievement-test-new- english-file-intermediate-files-2-4 http://www.slideshare.net/engteacher11/achievement-test-new- english-file-intermediate-files-2-4
As a teacher, your chances to design diagnostic, placement, and achievement tests is plentiful especially creating the achievement test.
Week5 Principles of language assessment: validity, reliability, practicality,authenticity,and beneficial backwash p, 19-41
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