Sakai and Language Assessment
Ken Romeo, PhD :: Academic Technology Specialist :: Stanford University :: http://kenro.web.stanford.edu
Sakai and the Stanford Language Center :: The Present
Assessment Program Methods
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Standards (ACTFL, 1999)
Oral Placement and Exit exams
More face-time for instructors put diagnostic assessment online (CourseWork)
Exit Assessment: SOPI Definition
Based on live Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI): Nationally standard format
Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI): Instructions + Image Thinking rompt Response
High stakes: content security and reliability
Enrollment from existing courses (Sakai)
Non-standard roles: Coordinator, instructor
No student control (playback or recording, test progression) = no web delivery
Securely archive audio recordings (Sakai)
SOPI Software (Project Manager: Makoto Tsuchitani)
Application (Developer: Casey Dunn)
Sakai Monitor Tool (Developer: Zach Thomas)
Technology Integration: Key Points
Each part has a pedagogically valid purpose and is not focused on technology.
Uses a standalone application with connection to Sakai to do what the web can’t.
All instructors create material based on the same standards-based framework.
Implementation takes a huge number of human hours and coordination across many different groups.
SOPI Application SOPI Monitor Tool