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126241 FK EFL Testing and Assessment / Assessment (2016W)

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

Tuesday 11.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 18.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 25.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 08.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 15.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 22.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 29.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 06.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 13.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 10.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 17.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 24.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 31.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Tuesday 31.01. 16:00 - 17:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

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, 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/group work (achievement tests, 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 (participation, home assignments), 3 theory check-ups, and two final written assignments, one written in pairs/threes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Part 1: Course work, incl. developing an achievement test and rater training for writing. The points awarded to the different assignments are given in moodle and reflect the process and the product. (10%)

Part 2: Peer/self-assessment relating to course work (group work, individual work) (5%)

Part 3: Three theory check-ups adding up to approx. 90 minutes (30%)

Part 4: Final written assignment written in pairs/threes (40%)

Part 5: Individual written reflection (15%)

Four of the five parts as well as the overall score must be positive (above 60%).

Examination topics

Continuous assessment. 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
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.1-624; BEd 11.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4113

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50