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Methods of assessment | Center for Teaching and Learning

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Using Classroom Assessment Techniques - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Using Classroom Assessment Techniques - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are a set of specific activities that instructors can use to quickly gauge students’ comprehension. They are generally used to assess students’ understanding of material in the current course, but with minor modifications they can also be used to gauge students’ knowledge coming into a course or program. 

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Using Classroom Assessment Techniques - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Using Classroom Assessment Techniques - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are a set of specific activities that instructors can use to quickly gauge students’ comprehension. They are generally used to assess students’ understanding of material in the current course, but with minor modifications they can also be used to gauge students’ knowledge coming into a course or program.

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Language Testing Bytes

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LARC/CALPER Testing and Assessment Webinars

LARC/CALPER Testing and Assessment Webinars | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast LARC/CALPER Testing and Assessment Webinars on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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Validity and washback in language testing

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Free downloadable articles on "Validity & washback in Language Testing" from Sage journals.

 
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TOEFL: Validity Evidence

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Validity research focuses on the claims associated with a test’s scores. It is important to conduct validity research in order to determine whether it is appropriate to use scores as evidence of what test takers know and can do.

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ASSESSMENT TOOLS | assessmentfocus.com

Search this huge assessment tool database, featuring educational assessment instruments and tools for developing educational tests. 

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The Relationship Between Testing and Teaching

A blog that talks about different topics in testing and assessment.

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Illinois Online Network: Educational Resources

Illinois Online Network: Educational Resources | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
The Illinois Online Network (ION) is a collaboration of all community colleges in Illinois and the University of Illinois working together to advance utilization of technology enhanced and Internet-based instruction and service

 

Sample Test Questions - Six Levels of Learning

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MFO Topic C5: Developing Test Questions

MFO Topic C5: Developing Test Questions | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

How to use test questions to make the students become accountable for their learning.

How to construct definition test questions.

How to test for prerequisite vocabulary knowledge.

Teaching suggestions

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Language Proficiency Tests Online

Language Proficiency Test: Visit Transparent Language to take a test, see your level of knowledge, and improve your speech, grammar, and vocab!
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CIDR - Teaching Topics

CIDR has developed and collected resources on a wide variety of topics related to teaching and learning:

 

Preparing to Teach
Understanding Your Students
Engaging Students in Learning
Types of Classes
Assessing and Improving Your Teaching

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Classroom Assessment Techniques | Center for Teaching and Learning

Classroom Assessment Techniques | Center for Teaching and Learning | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

Classroom assessment is the collection of frequent feedback during instruction. Specifically, CATs can address course-related knowledge and skills,student attitudes, values, and self-awareness  and reactions to instruction methods.

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Creating Effective Classroom Tests - Table of Contents

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Language Testing Podcasts

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Center for Applied Second Language Studies: Podcast Series: Language Testing Bytes

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Rater Reliability in Language Testing

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Plenary presentation Rater Reliability in Language Testing Dr Raphael Gamaroff (Assistant Professor of English, Abu Dhabi University, Al Ain) The 5th Annual English Language Teaching  Conference, 2...
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Beyond Words – Language Blog » Podcast

Beyond Words – Language Blog » Podcast | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
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Welcome to ALTA’s Beyond Words Podcast. Our podcasts provide listeners with the latest language news, language-related interviews, and language lessons that can be applied to real-world situations. They’re always brief, always informative, and always entertaining. During the Language News Report, you’ll hear summaries of the last few weeks’ top language-related stories. You can listen to the podcast on our website or download it for later playback on any standard MP3 compatible device.
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Language Testing: How Test Validity Works

Language Testing: How Test Validity Works | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
How Language Test Validation Works is an article by ALTA Language Service. Read more here.
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LANGUAGE TESTING: HOW TEST VALIDITY WORKSApril 29th, 2010 by Jocelyn, Project Director, Testing and Training Services

From a young age, our lives are filled with assessments: standardized tests, driving exams, placement tests, and, if a business or government agency tests the English or foreign language skills of potential hires and current staff, there is a good chance that they use ALTA language testing. Creating a valid assessment of an individual’s language skill is an important and difficult task: one that requires us to take many steps to guarantee that every test we administer meets the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.

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Illinois Online Network: Educational Resources : Online Teaching Activity Index

Illinois Online Network: Educational Resources : Online Teaching Activity Index | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
The Illinois Online Network (ION) is a collaboration of all community colleges in Illinois and the University of Illinois working together to advance utilization of technology enhanced and Internet-based instruction and service.
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Evaluation Publications

While the topic of this manual is tobacco control, there are example logic models, evaluation plans, instruments (questionnaires, logs, interviews, observation protocols) and case examples that include example data recording forms, analysis strategies and reporting examples. Expand the table of contents outline and view all the pieces.. 

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Iowa Testing Programs - College of Education - The University of Iowa

Iowa Testing Programs - College of Education - The University of Iowa | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

Iowa Testing Programs (ITP) is a research, development, and outreach unit in the College of Education at the University of Iowa.

 

This website is designed primarily to inform Iowa educators about the Iowa Statewide Testing Program.

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A Process for Designing Performance Assessment Tasks

The following step-by-step design process may be helpful in planning and developing performance-based tasks. The questions included will guide teachers through each step of the design process. Click on the number or title for each step to further investigate the steps for designing performance assessment tasks.

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Language testing

Language testing | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
This book examines test design, the rating process, validity, measurement and the social dimension of language testing. Traditional and newer forms of language assessment are considered.
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