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ERIC - Enhancing Assessment in Teacher Education Courses, Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013

Several faculty members including the author were involved in exploring the implementation and effectiveness of research-based assessment strategies in their undergraduate teacher education courses at a Canadian university. The paper describes the process and the results of their ongoing improvement efforts and implications for teacher education and higher education in general. After attending several assessment workshops lead by the author, 12 faculty members implemented new assessment strategies in their own courses to enhance student learning. As the 12 faculty members reflected on their efforts to enhance assessment, a number of themes emerged. These included assessment as authentic performance, establishing clear learning targets, collaboration and community, and integrated assessment and instruction. Our results support the claim that current ideas about K-12 assessment are applicable to post-secondary education and can improve student learning outcomes. Developing balanced and

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6 types of assessment for learning

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Try the new touch experience at TeachThought - Learn better.

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Authentic Tasks (Authentic Assessment Toolbox)


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Language Training and Assessment - CSPS

Language Training and Assessment - CSPS | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

The School offers a number of free online self-assessment tools, in English and in French, to help you improve or maintain your language skills.

Our online language learning products include self-directed evaluation simulations and interactive tools designed to improve oral and written comprehension, pronunciation, grammar, written expression and fluency in the second official language.

 
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Online Quiz Creator Software - Make a Quiz Today | Qzzr

Online Quiz Creator Software - Make a Quiz Today | Qzzr | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
Looking to make a Buzzfeed style online quiz? Check out our custom quiz creator, complete with design & analytics features. Create your own quiz today!

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Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts: Considerations for Assessing English Language Learner Students | Achieve

Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts: Considerations for Assessing English Language Learner Students | Achieve | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

“ Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.”


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Cambridge English Empower - The Role of Assessment

Author Craig Thaine discusses the role of assessment in Cambridge English Empower. The unique combination of diagnostic assessment, personalised ...

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

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Assessing Foreign Language Students’ Spoken Proficiency - | Martin East | Springer

Assessing Foreign Language Students’ Spoken Proficiency - | Martin East | Springer | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
This book presents an in‐depth study of assessment innovation and its impact on teaching and learning. The context is New Zealand, and the focus is

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Prof. Paul Nation talks about vocabulary size tests & implications for pedagogy

Prof. Paul Nation talks about vocabulary size tests & implications for pedagogy Further details from http://www.tesolacademic.org/keynotes0810.htm#572104959

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Bachman & Palmer (2010) Language Assessment in Practice: Part 1

Bachman, L. and Palmer, A. (2010) Language Assessment in Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.   This is a detailed, exhaustive guide to developing and using language assessments.  I lear...

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Why the reliability of UK Examination Boards’ assessment of A Level writing papers is questionable

Why the reliability of UK Examination Boards’ assessment of A Level writing papers is questionable | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
Often, our year 12 or Year 13 students who have consistently scored high in mock exams or other assessment in the writing component of the A Level exam paper, do significantly less well in the actu...

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Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

"The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests. Those things you’re not testing.. it's a rank that’s mostly meaningless. And the very ranking itself is harmful.


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about the assessment paradox...
 
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Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing
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What accounts for integrated reading-to-write task scores?


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Assessment in an ESOL classroom - Cambridge Conversations

Assessment in an ESOL classroom - Cambridge Conversations | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
Teacher Marcin Lewandowski was one of the winners of our Teacher Research Programme last year. In his second post for Cambridge Conversations, he shares his findings on assessment in the English as a Second or Other Language classroom.

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Ten Alternative Assessment Strategies | John Spencer

Ten Alternative Assessment Strategies | John Spencer | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

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Why the reliability of UK Examination Boards’ assessment of A Level writing papers is questionable

Why the reliability of UK Examination Boards’ assessment of A Level writing papers is questionable | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Options for Building Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it

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Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools

Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools | Language Testing & Assessment | Scoop.it
If you are set on mastering assessment language, here are some tips and resources to help you use the best words at the right times.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 21, 2016 7:12 AM

Some useful tips and all linked in to Bloom's taxonomy.

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Testing 1,2,3…: An integrated model for evaluating plain language

Testing 1,2,3…: An integrated model for evaluating plain language The 10th Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN) conference hosted by the National...


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English proficiency exam may not reflect abilities | The Miami Student


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Student learning outcomes assessment in college foreign language programs

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Student learning outcomes assessment in college foreign language programs

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