Assessment (Handbooks for the English classroom) by Michael Harris, Paul McCann

By Michael Harris, Paul McCann

Facing evaluation, this is often one in every of a chain of functional courses for academics which research pedagogical parts on the centre of ELT debate. academics are supplied with rules designed to assist them increase their very own fabric and tailor it to their person wishes.

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This page may be photocopied for use in the classroom. from.. a small town near Oslo, 1.... Norway. She gets up early, 2.... 30, because her school starts 3.... 00 am. She usually goes to school 4.... bus and sometimes her dad takes her. After school she often goes to the sports centre. She loves swimming and playing tennis. Then, 5.... the evenings she does homework and watches television. 6.... the weekends she doesn’t have to get up early. 7.... Sunday mornings she goes to the country with her family.

Wrong options (distracters) can distract better students. Guessing element. ’ Easy to construct. Good for stories (listening) and for linking of discourse. Very difficult to mark. If one answer is wrong, others are too. Impractical unless marking scheme is adapted. ’ Quite realistic. Good for listening for specific info. For reading it tests knowledge of language. (see close and gap-fill) Problem solving eg ‘From the following info work out the people’s names’ Realistic and good fun. Tests global understanding.

If you are administering a test with your colleagues you need to agree on conditions. Decisions should be taken beforehand about what to do in cases of students arriving late, students copying, students finishing before the allocated time etc. Many of these decisions will differ from institution to institution and may depend on policy and internal rules and regulations. If you or your colleagues are to act as interlocutors in speaking tests, it is essential that everybody agrees on how to act as interlocutor and what is to be expected of students in the test.

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