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126245 FK Assessment / EFL Testing and Assessment (2018S)

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

N.B: Please make sure you are aware of the exact timings of this course. The regular course slot is Monday (4-6pm). 3 of these regular Monday sessions will have to be cancelled (March12, May28, June25). To make up for lost time there are three sessions outside of the regular course slot. Departmental attendance regulations allow you a maximum of 2 absences. Make sure you keep that in mind as you register for this course.

Friday 09.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Friday 16.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 19.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 09.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 16.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 23.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Saturday 28.04. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Monday 30.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 07.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 14.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 04.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 11.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 18.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

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/speaking 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 three tasks suitable for an achievement test (15%+10%+10%), rater training for writing(10%) and speaking and peer/self-assessment incl. a 300-word reflection (5%). The assessment grids/keys for the different assignments are given in moodle and reflect the process and the product. (50% in all)

*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 (25%)

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

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; cost: €21; cash only)

Handouts (on paper and on 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

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