If you’re new to #assessment and #itemwriting (especially #ELTassessment and #ELTitemwriting), you might want to start by Googling/revising the following key terms and ideas.
–reliability (test, scorer/intra-rater vs inter-rater)
–validity (face, content, construct, concurrent, predictive)
Other Important Terms:
–self-assessment, portfolio, learner diary/journaling
–can-do statements, checklists
–we ‘assess’ every in every minute of every class!
–writing: holistic vs analytic rating scales, ways of giving feedback, peer feedback,
–norm-referenced vs criterion-referenced
Common Item Types to Test Grammar and Lexis:
–odd one out
IELTS Reading Item Types:
–diagram label completion
–identifying the writer’s views/claims
–matching sentence endings
IELTS Listening Item Types:
–plan, map, and diagram labeling
–form, note, table, flow-chart, and summary completion
–short answer questions
Key Moments in Language Assessment History:
–1960s: discrete point testing, Robert Lado
–1970s: CLT, cloze test for productive skills
–1980s: performance tests, real life roles
–today: communicative tests should be integrated, with language contextualized, purposeful, authentic; performance over competence
Anything new or surprising about any of this for you?
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#assessment #itemwriting #ELTassessment #ELTitemwriting
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