Universität Wien

126243 FK Assessment / EFL Testing and Assessment (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

All sessions will be online (via BigBlueButton) during the regular class hours.

Dienstag 13.10. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 20.10. 17:00 - 19:15 Digital
Dienstag 03.11. 17:00 - 19:15 Digital
Dienstag 10.11. 17:00 - 19:15 Digital
Dienstag 17.11. 17:00 - 19:15 Digital
Dienstag 24.11. 17:00 - 19:15 Digital
Dienstag 01.12. 17:00 - 19:15 Digital
Dienstag 15.12. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 12.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 26.01. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course is designed to give future teachers a basic grounding in the core areas of assessment, including construct definition, test specifications, item formats, validity of assessments, reliability of judgements and test practicality. The assessment of all four skills, plus grammar and vocabulary, will be covered to varying degrees (incl. analysing/adapting existing tasks), as are rater training for writing and the practicalities of formative and summative assessment in the Austrian classroom.

The major aims are to
* develop a basic understanding of fundamental concepts in language assessment with a special focus on the classroom context
* understand how to implement these concepts in the selection, development and evaluation of assessment instruments used
* understand the links between assessment, testing, learning and teaching
* help participants to become confident enough to continue learning about language assessment on their own

Classroom projects, individual/pair/group work (achievement test, rater training), discussion of readings, critical reflection on key concepts in language assessment, critical evaluation of assessment instruments

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment will be based on students' own/group projects, continuous assessment (classwork/homework), one theory check-up, and one final individual written assignment.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance (Absence max. 2 units)

Your final grade for this course is based on three components:
Part 1: Classwork/homework (individual/in pairs/groups) incl. analysing/developing/evaluating two tasks suitable for an achievement test (20%+10%), rater training for writing (10%) and a self-/peer assessment task (5%). The assessment grids/keys for the different assignments are given in moodle and reflect the process and the product.
Part 2: One mid-term open book analysis of a writing prompt lasting max. 90 minutes in relation to Texts 1-6 in the reader (20%)
Part 3: Individual final written assignment, 1,500-2,000 words (35%)
Two of the three parts as well as the overall score must be positive.Grading scale: 1 (sehr gut) 100-90%; 2 (gut) 89-80%; 3 (befriedigend), 79-70%; 4 (genügend) 69-60%; 5 (nicht genügend) 59-0%.


Continuous assessment based on what is covered in the course. Details on assignments given in class and on moodle.


Class reader (available from CopyStudio, Schwarzspanierstraße 10)

Handouts (on paper and in moodle)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344; BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.1-624; BEd 11.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4113

Letzte Änderung: Fr 12.05.2023 00:16