Universität Wien FIND

126242 FK Assessment / EFL Testing and Assessment (2019W)

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 10.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 24.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 31.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 07.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 14.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 21.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 28.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 05.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 12.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 09.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 16.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 23.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Thursday 30.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

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: Mo 02.09.2019 15:47