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2/17/2020 שעות שבועיות שנתי 2 שנת לימוד 2011

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  ד"ר סמדר דוניצה שמידט
 אופי הקורס
 שעור ותרגיל
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אין חובת מבחן
תקציר

The course is intended to enlighten students as to the theoretical and practical issues involved in the language testing and assessment domain. Students will examine principles and methods of traditional testing and evaluation in the English language classroom. They will become familiar with basic concepts and terminology and will be involved in the creation and trying out of tests, as well as in critiquing teacher-made and external instruments designed to assess English proficiency.


מטרות הקורס

¨    To understand the difficulties in assessing language

¨    To establish the relationship between linguistic knowledge (what does it mean to know a language) and testing/assessing this knowledge

¨    To highlight awareness of the need for valid and reliable assessment of language proficiency.

¨    To acquaint students with the theoretical and practical considerations involved in the language assessment domain.

¨    To expose students to the variety of assessment tools in second language

¨    To provide students with hands-on experience in the preparation and analysis of a variety of assessment tools.

 


הנושאים

Introduction: background to language testing

Evaluation – assessment – testing

Purpose of assessment – uses and misuses

What does it mean to know a language?

The connection between teaching and testing

Types of language tests

Test validity and reliability

Assessing the different domains and skills 

Planning, writing and administering tests

Scoring the test

Test analysis, reporting test results and making decisions

The Israeli assessment culture: Meitzav, Mashov, Bagrut.

 


דרכי הוראה

קהל יעד

חובות התלמיד

Course readings, participation and class work.

A number of assignments throughout the semester- 30%-40%

Final assignment – 60%-70%

 


הערכת התלמיד

ביבליוגרפיה

The list is not ordered alphabetically but rather according to the order in which you will be required to read the articles. 

 

1.       Wade Rand (1997). Testing Deviant! Are You One Also? English Teaching Forum Online. http://eca.state.gov/forum/vols/vol35/no2/p48.htm

     (pages 1-3 only)

 

2.       Hughes, A. (1989). Testing for Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chapter 1: Teaching and Testing (will be sent as a PDF file)
Chapter 3: Kinds of Tests and testing (will be sent as a PDF file)

 

3.       Thompson, M. (2001). Putting students to the test. English Teaching Professional. 20, p. 10, 13. (will be distributed in class)

 

4.       Bond, Linda A. (1996). Norm- and criterion-referenced testing. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 5(2). http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=5&n=2

 

5.       *Brindley, G. (1997). Assessment and the language teacher: Trends and transition.
http://www.jalt-publications.org/tlt/files/97/sep/brindley.html

 

6.       Kitao, K. & Kitao, K. (1996). Test Design 2: Writing a Good Test, Test specifications. 
http://www1.doshisha.ac.jp/~kkitao/library/article/test/design2.htm#good

 

7.       Bachman, L.F. & Palmer, A.S. (1996). Test Usefulness: Qualities of language tests. In Language Testing in practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (pp.17-42)

 

8.       Cushing Weigle, S. (2002). Designing writing assessment tasks. In Assessing Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (pp. 77-107).

 

9.       Kitao, K. & Kitao, K. (1996) Testing Writing. Eric. 

http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/14/a5/c2.pdf

 

10.   Alderson, C. (2000). Assessing reading. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

11.   Kitao, S. K. & Kitao, K. (1996). Testing reading. Eric. http://www1.doshisha.ac.jp/~kkitao/library/article/test/reading.htm

 

12.   Wilfredo Sequera (1995). Construct Validity in Reading Tests. English Teaching Forum Online.

http://eca.state.gov/forum/vols/vol33/no1/P49.htm

 

13.   Alderson, J.C., Clapham, C. & Wall, D. (1995). Item writing and moderation. In Language tests construction and evaluation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

14.   Kitao, S. K. & Kitao, K. (1996). Testing speaking. Eric. http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/14/a5/c8.pdf

 

15.   Shreesh Chaudhary (1997). Testing Spoken English as a Second Language. English Teaching Forum Online. http://exchanges.state.gov/forum/vols/vol35/no2/p22.htm

 

16.   Kitao, S. K. & Kitao, K. (1996). Testing communicative competence. The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. II No. 5. http://iteslj.org/Articles/Kitao-Testing.html

 

17.   Kitao, S. K. & Kitao, K. (1996). Testing listening. The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. II No. 7. http://iteslj.org/Articles/Kitao-TestingListening.html

 

18.   Kitao, S. K. & Kitao, K. (1996). Testing grammar
http://iteslj.org/Articles/Kitao-TestingGrammar.html

 

19.   Kitao, S. K. & Kitao, K. (1996). Testing vocabulary, Eric. http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/14/a5/b3.pdf

 

20.   Kehoe, J. (1995) Writing multiple-choice test items. ERIC/AE Digest.
http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=4&n=9

 

21.   Effective Multiple-Choice Items http://captain.park.edu/facultydevelopment/multiple-choice.htm

22.   Writing quality items http://www.park.edu/cetl/quicktips/writingtest.html

 

  1. Dewey, A. Russell. Writing Multiple Choice Items which Require Comprehension
     
    http://www.psywww.com/selfquiz/aboutq.htm

 

  1. Frary, R. B. (1995). More multiple-choice item writing do’s and don’ts. ERIC/AE Digest http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=4&n=11

 

  1. Frisbie, D.A. (1988). Reliability of scores from teacher-made tests. NCME items, Module 5 (fall). http://www.ncme.org/pubs/items/5.pdf

 

  1. Kitao, K Doshida &   Kitao, K (No date). Test design: Validity & reliability: common problems with test items; Item analysis. http://www1.doshisha.ac.jp/~kkitao/library/article/test/design.htm#validity

 

  1. Stiggins, R.J. (1992). High quality classroom assessment: What does it really mean? NCME items, Module 12 (Summer). http://www.ncme.org/pubs/items/19.pdf

 

  1. Kitao, K. & Kitao, K. (1996). Reporting the Results of Examinations.
    http://www1.doshisha.ac.jp/~kkitao/library/article/test/eval.htm#report

 

More articles can be found on the following links:

Online Journal: Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation. http://pareonline.net/Home.htm


http://www.dundee.ac.uk/languagestudies/ltest/ltrfile/ltrframe.html


Some more references, all available at the seminar’s library, which are recommended for reading:

Alderson, C.J. (2000). Assessing Reading. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bachman, L. (1990). Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
 
McNamara, T. (2000). Language Testing. Oxford University Press.

Read, J. (2000). Assessing Vocabulary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
 
Shohamy, E. (1985). A Practical Handbook in Language Testing for the Second Language Teacher. Tel-Aviv University.

 

 

 

 

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