TRIPLE T ! TEACHING, TRAINING, TRANSLATIONfor Effective Strategies of Sustainable Language Learning!Session: Testing
Tests arouse fear and anxiety Helpful Overwhelming Necessary evils
Have you ever asked if: *Your teaching has been effective in class * You have made good planning to reach your target * Your students have advanced in communicating the new language far enough?
• What is testing?• Tests means to check results• A wide variety of assessments• evaluating skills• achievement
TESTING should: reflectthe curricula enhance learning promote equity be an open process promote valid inference be coherent
General division Artificial assessments ◦ Scholastic Aptitude Test ◦ Any standardized test ◦ Any publisher’s test ◦ Any teacher made test. Authentic assessments reckon with : ◦ The “doing” of a long-term learning experience
SAMPLE The Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA) is a tool to measure the progress of English Language Learners (ELLs) proficiency in English; thus, ensuring the skills needed in school to achieve at high levels, academically
Why to TEST? Purposes to: Determine appropriate placement Diagnose problems Check on achievement and progress
Steps to follow in Authentic TESTING Prepare fair tests Make them valid Design them clear Make them easy to mark/grade Form them reliable
How to TEST? Give Ss a feel of whether they are making progress Design the test Suitable number of pages Way to test Total grading points divided equitably Material to purpose Time for answering
Timing What is the right time for testing? In listening For speaking For reading And writing
Different ways to test Multiple- choice True/false Matching pictures with words/phrases Scrambled sentences Fill in the blank Cloze procedures Statement and response Using given words Dictation
Multiple- choice The multiple-choice test is a set of exercises that examines learners ability to recognize and select the correct item in a context.
True/false The main reason of this test is to check students understanding after they have listened to or read a passage.
Matching pictures with words/phrases When matching certain words or phrases with their pictures, the teacher has a suitable test of vocabulary comprehension at a very practical way.
Scrambled sentencesThis is a simple exercisethat can test students’comprehension ofgrammar use andsentence order
Fill in the blank A common resource of testing is to require the student to fill-in - blanks, usually with a single word
Cloze procedures The cloze test deletes a number of words from a passage so that the student has to fill the blanks. His work has to make actual sense in the story
Statement and responseWhenever the teacheruses a statement andresponse way of testing,instruct students to fill-inblank places in dialogues
Using given wordsYou should check thatlearners know how toplace the missing wordsappropriately in a passage
Dictation It is a form of exercise in which students write something that is said by you, another student, or someone
Current Tests TOEFL The test of English as a Foreign Language Used as a criterion for admission to U.S. universities. Tests listening, reading and grammar. No test of extended writing skills
Current Tests IELTS (British Council and Australian Universities International English Language Testing System Test for non- native speakers who wish to study at a British or Australian university.
Current Tests Cambridge University Exams Syndicate Preliminary English Test (P. E. T.) First Certificate in English (F. C. E.) Cambridge Advanced Exam (C. A. E.) Cambridge Proficiency Exam (C. P. E.) Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Emphasis on communicative skills. Test all four skills as well as vocabulary and grammar. Emphasis on authentic use of language. More emphasis on formal English. The core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of any age learners.
Current Tests Oxford University EFL Exams = Preliminary and Higher Focus on reading and writing skills ARELS Oral Exams = Preliminary, Higher and Diploma Test listening and speaking