ConstructingBetter English Tests           Hanadi Mirza       hanadym@hotmail.com
Why Tests?Any Other Way?        Hanadi Mirza    hanadym@hotmail.com
Types of Assessment   Diagnostic Assessment   Formative Assessment   Summative Assessment   Portfolio Assessment   Pe...
Types of Assessment   Diagnostic Assessment   Formative Assessment   Summative Assessment   Portfolio Assessment   Pe...
Relation?   Assessment   Evaluation   Measurement                      Hanadi Mirza                  hanadym@hotmail.com
Test Analysis    Analyze Format          +    Analyze Content                      Hanadi Mirza                  hanad...
Format Analysis Layout: School Name, Student Name,  Date, Time, Section, kind of Test) Font Visual Spaces between Secti...
Content Analysis…  Task/Activity  ss DO and/or SAYStudents’ Responses: Oral Written Total Physical Response (TPR) Per...
Different Kinds of Questions   Bloom’s Taxonomy:          Classification of Thinking Skills    according to Increasing Le...
Reading Comprehension Q’s   NO Yes/No questions   Open-ended  Bloom’s Taxonomy   Factual THEN Analytical questions    ...
Listening Comprehension Q’s   Factual Questions (Analysis is difficult) Knowledge Level Comprehension Level   Test Ite...
Vocabulary Task   Do NOT Encourage Memorization for Test    Use vocab in NEW Context    Matching with definitions/syn...
Grammar TaskFocus on Usage NOT on RuleUse grammar IN Useful Applications IN Writing   &/or             IN SpeakingOR Ask...
Writing TaskTopic = Introduction + Instruction    - Introduction = mini-Story    - Instruction = Type of Writing + FocusFo...
Analytical Scoring   Content Idea Development            6           Organization                4    Format  Sentence...
Oral Production   Criteria for Evaluation Depend on SS Grade    Level & Objectives to be met Some Oral Activities: Poem...
Feedback+      BUT                –You          can...Be SPECIFIC        Hanadi Mirza    hanadym@hotmail.com
Test Items True/False Multiple Choice Matching Cloze Passage Sentence Completion Short Answer Extended/Restricted R...
TEST WHAT YOU TEACH      DO NOT TEACH FOR THE TEST          Hanadi Mirza      hanadym@hotmail.com
THANK YOU       Hanadi Mirza   hanadym@hotmail.com
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  1. 1. ConstructingBetter English Tests Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  2. 2. Why Tests?Any Other Way? Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  3. 3. Types of Assessment Diagnostic Assessment Formative Assessment Summative Assessment Portfolio Assessment Performance-based Assessment Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  4. 4. Types of Assessment Diagnostic Assessment Formative Assessment Summative Assessment Portfolio Assessment Performance-based Assessment Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  5. 5. Relation? Assessment Evaluation Measurement Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  6. 6. Test Analysis  Analyze Format +  Analyze Content Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  7. 7. Format Analysis Layout: School Name, Student Name, Date, Time, Section, kind of Test) Font Visual Spaces between Sections Margins Enough Space for Each Response? Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  8. 8. Content Analysis… Task/Activity  ss DO and/or SAYStudents’ Responses: Oral Written Total Physical Response (TPR) Performance Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  9. 9. Different Kinds of Questions Bloom’s Taxonomy: Classification of Thinking Skills according to Increasing Levels of Complexity Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation  Performance-Content Matrix Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  10. 10. Reading Comprehension Q’s NO Yes/No questions Open-ended  Bloom’s Taxonomy Factual THEN Analytical questions PUSH students to THINK Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  11. 11. Listening Comprehension Q’s Factual Questions (Analysis is difficult) Knowledge Level Comprehension Level Test Items: T/F, Multiple Choice, Sentence Completion,… Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  12. 12. Vocabulary Task Do NOT Encourage Memorization for Test  Use vocab in NEW Context  Matching with definitions/synonyms/ antonyms NOT learned before  Find Meaning of a Word in Paragraph X Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  13. 13. Grammar TaskFocus on Usage NOT on RuleUse grammar IN Useful Applications IN Writing &/or IN SpeakingOR Ask Students to Justify Usage Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  14. 14. Writing TaskTopic = Introduction + Instruction - Introduction = mini-Story - Instruction = Type of Writing + FocusFollow writing Process 1st= Brainstorming (Use Graphic Organizer) Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  15. 15. Analytical Scoring Content Idea Development 6  Organization 4 Format  Sentence Structure 6  Vocab 3  Mechanics 1 Grade Writing Task NOT Student Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  16. 16. Oral Production Criteria for Evaluation Depend on SS Grade Level & Objectives to be met Some Oral Activities: Poem Oral Presentation (Individual / Group) Drama / Role Play Open Discussion / Debate Etc… Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  17. 17. Feedback+ BUT –You can...Be SPECIFIC Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  18. 18. Test Items True/False Multiple Choice Matching Cloze Passage Sentence Completion Short Answer Extended/Restricted Response Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  19. 19. TEST WHAT YOU TEACH DO NOT TEACH FOR THE TEST Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com
  20. 20. THANK YOU Hanadi Mirza hanadym@hotmail.com

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