Language Assessment for Classroom TeachersLanguage Assessment for Classroom Teachers



This book provides teachers with an entirely new approach to developing and using classroom-based language assessments.

Author: Lyle Bachman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194218368

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This book provides teachers with an entirely new approach to developing and using classroom-based language assessments. This approach is based on current theory and practice in the field of language assessment and on an understanding of the assessment needs of classroom teachers. The following key questions are addressed: • Why do I need to assess? What beneficial consequences do I want to help bring about? How can my assessments help my students learn better and help me improve my teaching? • When and how often do I need to assess? What decisions do I need to make to help bring about these beneficial consequences? • What do I need to assess? How can I define the abilities that I want to assess? • How can I assess my students? What kinds of assessment tasks should I create? How can I score my students’ responses to these tasks? The authors guide the reader step-by-step through the process of developing and using classroom-based assessments with clear explanations and definitions of key terms, illustrative examples, and activities for applying the approach in practice. Extra resources are available on the website: www.oup.com/elt/teacher/lact Lyle Bachman is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He serves as a consultant in language testing research projects and in developing language assessments for universities and government agencies around the world, and he conducts courses and training workshops in language assessment. Barbara Damböck was Director of Studies of the English Department at the Teacher Training Academy in Dillingen, Germany, from 2003 to 2011. From 2003 to 2017 she supervised the training of oral examiners for the certification examination for elementary school English teachers in Bavaria. She has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer, and teacher of teacher trainers. She conducts courses and workshops for teachers and teacher trainers around the world.

Second Language Assessment for Classroom TeachersSecond Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers



Nonetheless, many second language teachers may not have received sufficient training in test development to design sound classroom assessment tools.

Author: Thu H. Tran

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ISBN: OCLC:1066356274

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Page: 23

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The vast majority of second language teachers feels confident about their instructional performance and does not usually have much difficulty with their teaching thanks to their professional training and accumulated classroom experience. Nonetheless, many second language teachers may not have received sufficient training in test development to design sound classroom assessment tools. The overarching aim of this paper is to discuss some fundamental issues in second language assessment to provide classroom practitioners with knowledge to improve their test development skills. The paper begins with the history, importance, and necessity of language assessment. It then reviews common terms used in second language assessment and identifies categories and types of assessments. Next, it examines major principles for second language assessment including validity, reliability, practicality, equivalency, authenticity, and washback. The paper also discusses an array of options in language assessment which can generally be classified into three groups: selected-response, constructed-response, and personal response. Finally, the paper argues for a balanced approach to second language assessment which should be utilized to yield more reliable language assessment results, and such an approach may reduce students' stress and anxiety. (This paper contains one table.).

Assessment in the Language ClassroomAssessment in the Language Classroom



This book makes a unique contribution to classroom assessment literature, linking teacher-friendly examples to scholarly work and current research in the field, and providing comprehensive, hands-on information on core concepts in ...

Author: Liying Cheng

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781137464842

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Page: 200

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This book makes a unique contribution to classroom assessment literature, linking teacher-friendly examples to scholarly work and current research in the field, and providing comprehensive, hands-on information on core concepts in accessible terms. Examples of real activities and questions for reflection and discussion aim to enrich understanding

Toward a Reconceptualization of Second Language Classroom AssessmentToward a Reconceptualization of Second Language Classroom Assessment



This book responds to the call for praxis in L2 education by documenting recent and ongoing projects around the world that see partnership with classroom teachers as the essential driver for continuing to develop both classroom assessment ...

Author: Matthew E. Poehner

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030350819

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Page: 259

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This book responds to the call for praxis in L2 education by documenting recent and ongoing projects around the world that see partnership with classroom teachers as the essential driver for continuing to develop both classroom assessment practice and conceptual frameworks of assessment in support of teaching and learning. Taken together, these partnerships shape the language assessment literacy, the knowledge and skills required for theorizing and conducting assessment activities, of both practitioners and researchers. While united by their orientation to praxis, the chapters offer considerable diversity with regard to languages taught, learner populations included (varying in age and proficiency level), specific innovations covered, research methods employed, and countries in which the work was conducted. As a whole, the book presents a way of engaging in research with practitioners that is likely to stimulate interest among not only language assessment scholars but also those studying second language education and language teacher education as well as language teaching professionals themselves.

Classroom Assessment in Multiple LanguagesClassroom Assessment in Multiple Languages



A Handbook for Teachers Margo Gottlieb ... Initial Spanish proficiency and English language development among Spanish-speaking English learner students in New Mexico (REL2018-286). ... Language assessment for classroom teachers.

Author: Margo Gottlieb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544394503

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Page: 264

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What if multilingual learners had the freedom to interact in more than one language with their peers during classroom assessment? What if multilingual learners and their teachers in dual language settings had opportunities to use assessment data in multiple languages to make decisions? Just imagine the rich linguistic, academic, and cultural reservoirs we could tap as we determine what our multilingual learners know and can do. Thankfully, Margo Gottlieb is here to provide concrete and actionable guidance on how to create assessment systems that enable understanding of the whole student, not just that fraction of the student who is only visible as an English learner. With Classroom Assessment in Multiple Languages as your guide, you’ll: Better understand the rationale for and evidence on the value and advantages of classroom assessment in multiple languages Add to your toolkit of classroom assessment practices in one or multiple languages Be more precise and effective in your assessment of multilingual learners by embedding assessment as, for, and of learning into your instructional repertoire Recognize how social-emotional, content, and language learning are all tied to classroom assessment Guide multilingual learners in having voice and choice in the assessment process Despite the urgent need, assessment for multilingual learners is generally tucked into a remote chapter, if touched upon at all in a book; the number of resources narrows even more when multiple languages are brought into play. Here at last is that single resource on how educators and multilingual learners can mutually value languages and cultures in instruction and assessment throughout the school day and over time. We encourage you to get started right away. "Margo Gottlieb has demonstrated why the field, particularly the field as it involves the teaching of multilingual learners, needs another assessment book, particularly a book like this. . . . Classroom Assessment in Multiple Languages quite likely could serve as a catalyst toward the beginning of an enlightened discourse around assessment that will benefit multilingual learners." ~Kathy Escamilla

Classroom Assessment for Language TeachingClassroom Assessment for Language Teaching



It is hoped that this book will provide a valuable resource for teachers wrestling with the challenges and opportunities associated with classroom assessment. Since the 1970s there has been a group of educators and researchers who have ...

Author: Eddy White

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527547636

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Page: 354

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This book focuses where assessment has greatest relevance—the classroom. A great deal of research related to assessment is focused on ‘the testing industry’, high-stakes language proficiency testing, and related analytical and statistical reports that are far removed from teachers’ and students’ experiences in the classroom. Recently, more attention has been paid to assessment in language classrooms and the many challenges that teachers face in both measuring and promoting student learning. This book contributes to the body of knowledge related to teacher assessment competence, and how it is manifested in the decisions they make about assessment procedures and instruments in their classes. Focused on specific challenges related to classroom assessment, each chapter reports on particular assessment issues faced by teachers, their choices regarding such issues, and the consequences (actual or anticipated) of their decision-making. This book will interest the thousands of teachers globally dealing with the numerous challenges associated with effective classroom assessment in language learning. This collection of teacher voices, stories, and investigations provides possible solutions to such challenges, and will serve to promote assessment literacy in the language teaching profession.

Literacy Assessment and Intervention for Classroom TeachersLiteracy Assessment and Intervention for Classroom Teachers



Because oral language development is crucial to developing reading skills (Helman & Burns, 2008), it is important that teachers monitor the oral language skills of English learners. Informal assessments that are particularly helpful for ...

Author: Beverly A. DeVries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351108133

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Page: 562

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The fifth edition of this comprehensive resource helps future and practicing teachers recognize and assess literacy problems, while providing practical, effective intervention strategies to help every student succeed. DeVries thoroughly explores the major components of literacy, offering an overview of pertinent research, suggested methods and tools for diagnosis and assessment, intervention strategies and activities, and technology applications to increase students' skills. Updated to reflect the needs of teachers in increasingly diverse classrooms, the fifth edition addresses scaffolding for English language learners, and offers appropriate instructional strategies and tailored teaching ideas to help both teachers and their students. Several valuable appendices include assessment tools, instructions and visuals for creating and implementing the book's more than 150 instructional strategies and activities, and other resources. New to the Fifth Edition: Up-to-date and in line with ILA, CCSS, and most state and district literacy standards, this edition also addresses the important shifts and evolution of these standards. New chapter on Language Development, Speaking, and Listening covers early literacy, assessment, and interventions. New intervention strategies and activities are featured in all chapters and highlight a stronger technology component. Updated Companion Website with additional tools, resources, and examples of teachers using assessment strategies.

Literacy Assessment and Intervention for Classroom TeachersLiteracy Assessment and Intervention for Classroom Teachers



Three tests widely used to measure English learners' oral, reading, and writing skills are Pre-Lan-guage Assessment Scales–2000, Language Assessment Scales–Oral (LAS–O), and Language Assessment Scales– Reading/Writing (LAS–R/W).

Author: Beverly DeVries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351614085

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Page: 672

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The fourth edition of this comprehensive resource helps future and practicing teachers recognize and assess literacy problems, while providing practical, effective intervention strategies to help every student succeed. The author thoroughly explores the major components of literacy, providing an overview of pertinent research, suggested methods and tools for diagnosis and assessment, intervention strategies and activities, and technology applications to increase students' skills. Discussions throughout focus on the needs of English learners, offering appropriate instructional strategies and tailored teaching ideas to help both teachers and their students. Several valuable appendices include assessment tools, instructions and visuals for creating and implementing the book's more than 150 instructional strategies and activities, and other resources.

Classroom Assessment and Educational MeasurementClassroom Assessment and Educational Measurement



Language assessment for classroom teachers. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Bailey, A. L. (2016). Assessing the language of young learners. In E. Shohamy & I. Or (Eds.), Encyclopedia of language and education. Vol. 7: Language testing ...

Author: Susan M. Brookhart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429017612

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Page: 296

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Classroom Assessment and Educational Measurement explores the ways in which the theory and practice of both educational measurement and the assessment of student learning in classroom settings mutually inform one another. Chapters by assessment and measurement experts consider the nature of classroom assessment information, from student achievement to affective and socio-emotional attributes; how teachers interpret and work with assessment results; and emerging issues in assessment such as digital technologies and diversity/inclusion. This book uniquely considers the limitations of applying large-scale educational measurement theory to classroom assessment and the adaptations necessary to make this transfer useful. Researchers, graduate students, industry professionals, and policymakers will come away with an essential understanding of how the classroom assessment context is essential to broadening contemporary educational measurement perspectives.

Common Language Assessment for English LearnersCommon Language Assessment for English Learners



Learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate common language assessments for your English learners.

Author: Margo Gottlieb

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781936764310

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Page: 132

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Learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate common language assessments for your English learners. With this step-by-step guide, teachers, school leaders, and administrators will find organizing principles, lead questions, and action steps all directing you toward collaborative assessment. Yield meaningful information for and about EL learning preferences, build student self-assessment, and inform your instructional decision making based on reliable results.