Differencebetween assessment and evaluation EVALUATION Looking at all the factors that influence the learning process Course design Syllabus objectives Methodology Teacher performance Assessment Materials
ASSESSMENT Source of information about what’s happening in the class. It involves the measuring of Performance Progress and also Problems Feedback
Prejudices Something teachers DO to their ss. Synonymous with formal testing. It happens after the learning process has finished A grade mark is the only feedback It oftenconcentrates in one aspect of the class, grally. grammar. Ss. have a passive role
SUGGESTIONS AND SOLUTIONS When? Continuous process at diff levels Informal A. nearly every lesson Formal A. At frequent points throughout the course Self-assessment at regular intervals Who? Teacher and students Self-assessment T: to gather information Ss.: responsible for their own progress.
How? Assessment must be done: Constructively: focus on achievement, not failure Reliable: =conditions, diff days = results Valid: If assessing READING COMPREHENSION, X grammar Practical: timeinside/outside class and physical resources Accountable: provide clear indications of progress and conclusions.
To measure the performance and progress of ss., we should consider the three types of assessment during the teaching-learning process.Which are they? Informal Formal Self-assessment
Planning:what is an ideal balance for our classes between these types of assessment?Which of these comments reflects your classroom situation?
Formal Assessment Types: Progress, Entry/placement, Summative, Diagnostic, Proficiency If you need to answer these ?, what type of FORMAL TEST do you need? 1.What levels shouldss go into? 2.How are ss getting on at the moment? 3.What are their problems and weaknesses? 4.How much have they learnt about the course? 5. What can ss do in English? Entry/placement Progress Diagnostic Summative Proficiency
So… A formal test should Be reliable, valid and practical Have good washback effect Mix different kinds of test formats (Ex reading and listening:Short answer questions, table completion, multiple choice, T or F, etc.)
When doing a test, think of the following questions.
Self-Assessment Why is it better ‘Teacher and learner assessment’ than only ‘teacher assessment’?