98年第2學期-4063 外語學習之評量及測驗 課程資訊
|Portfolio assessment report||30||A portfolio of materials to assess junior high school students regarding a particular language skill|
|Paper-pencil test project||20||A project requiring the design, production, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of a paper-pencil test.|
|Performance assessment project||20||A project requiring the design, production, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of a performance test.|
|Assessment for learning project||20||A project requiring design and analysis of assessment activities that aim for learning.|
|Homework||10||Homework related to key concepts discussed in class.|
By the end of the course, students should have gained the following core skills:
�understand and apply recommended principles of language assessment;
�understand the wide variety of language assessment methods, especially their strengths and weaknesses, and choose appropriate assessments of language (e.g., 4 skills) for given purposes;
�design, analyze, and interpret their own language assessments
�interpret and critique language assessments produced by other entities (e.g., publishers, language testing organizations)
�have an introductory understanding of recent developments in language assessment, such as critical language testing, assessment of social aspects of language, and computer-based testing.
This course introduces students to key aspects of foreign language
assessment, particularly those relevant for language teachers. Topics
include principles of language assessment (especially validity),
assessment design and analysis, and techniques for using assessments to
improve language learning. Students will learn a variety of ways to
assess students in a variety of language areas. The course consists
primarily of lectures, group discussion, test construction and use
assignments, and implementation of portfolio assessment.
Office HourThursday & Friday 9:00-10:00 at FL 211 H (Yu) Mondays 12-2 pm at FL 111 B (Yin)
1. Brown, H. D. (2004). Language Assessment: Principles & Classroom Practices. White Plains, NY: Pearson.
2. McNamara, T. (2000). Language Testing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3. O’Malley, J. M., & Valdez Pierce, L. (1996). Authentic Assessment for English Language Learners: Practical Approaches for Teachers. White Plains, NY: Addison-Wesley.
4. There will also be handouts from Dr. Yin