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126240 FK Assessment / EFL Testing and Assessment (2019S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 20.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 27.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 03.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 10.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 08.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 15.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 22.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 29.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 05.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 12.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 19.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 26.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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

Methods:
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

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance (max. 2 absences)

Your final grade for this course is based on three components:
Part 1: Classwork/homework (individual/in pairs/groups) incl. analysing/developing/evaluating tasks for an achievement test (20%+10%), rater training for writing (10%), and [optional] self-/peer assessment (5% [0%]). The assessment grids/keys for the different assignments are given in moodle and reflect the process and/or the product.

Part 2: One mid-term theory check-up lasting 45 minutes on Texts 1-6 in the reader (25%)

Part 3: Individual final written assignment, 1,500-2,000 words (30% [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%.

Examination topics

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

Reading list

Class reader (available from CopyStudio, Schwarzspanierstraße 10)

Handouts (on paper and in moodle)

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: We 03.07.2019 08:27