assessing speaking

Information about assessing speaking

Published on October 27, 2009

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Assessing Oral Language Proficiency in our students : Assessing Oral Language Proficiency in our students Learning about speaking tests The Lighter Side…. : The Lighter Side…. What’s on tap? : What’s on tap? What are the principles of good test design? Practice making test rubrics and assessing. Learn how to deliver and design a “retelling” speaking test AND a level placement test. Slide 4: HAPPINESS The Objective of Education What do you believe….? : What do you believe….? We give tests so that …………………….. Tests provide teachers with …………………….. When testing in my class, I usually …………………….. Tests help students …………………….. A good speaking test should …………………….. All tests must …………………….. My opinion on tests is …………………….. An example of one kind of test is …………………….. 1 Slide 6: Listening skills / Comp. Vocabulary Fluency Grammar What should we assess? Pronunciation What does speaking consist of? The Alphabet Soup of Assessment : The Alphabet Soup of Assessment Multiple choice Marks Rubrics Checklist Formative Standardized Performance Norm / Criteron Summative Diagnostic Placement High Stakes Peer / Self Alternative Ratings Background: The Purpose of Tests : Background: The Purpose of Tests Andrew Finch, Kyungpook Nat. Univ. of Education , Daegu, S. Korea 2 Complete the Following….. : Complete the Following….. The purpose of testing is…. Tests can easily become …. Classroom based tests should ……… Also, they should ………. Complete the Following….. : Complete the Following….. The purpose of testing is…. To give information to the students and teachers (also parents!) Complete the Following….. : Complete the Following….. Tests can easily become …. Normative and Comparative. (but should be Criterion based and about what the student CAN do) Complete the following : Complete the following Classroom based tests should ……… Non – threatening environment Focus on “real situations” and the process of learning. Complete the Following….. : Complete the Following….. Also, they should ………. Provide big picture. Emphasize thinking skills and collaboration. provide information and be about the learning. THE GOLDEN RULE! : THE GOLDEN RULE! Test what the student CAN do NOT What the student can’t! Basics 1 – Making a rubric : Basics 1 – Making a rubric What is a rubric? "a scoring tool that lists the criteria for a piece of work or 'what counts.' " -- Heidi Goodrich 2-3 Fill in the rubric with descriptors : Fill in the rubric with descriptors Fluency Pronunciation Effort Vocabulary Limited Parts clear Mostly clear Very clear unclear some good Well Developed limited adequate sound extensive poor fair Good excellent Assessing through an Interview : Assessing through an Interview Students know the questions and have practiced. Design the rubric. Select 4 questions to ask a student. Score the student based on their response. Oral Assessment using retelling : Oral Assessment using retelling Retelling is a powerful way to fully assess a student’s ability to produce language. It shows with validity that a student understands the language used and most importantly, can use it. ______________________________________ List the main ideas of the story. Design a rubric or storytelling checklist. Ask the student(s) to retell the story. Check all ideas that the student successfully retells/relates. Total the score. Checklist : Checklist Score Oral Assessment using “sequencing” – HOW TO……. : Oral Assessment using “sequencing” – HOW TO……. Explaining “how to” do something is an excellent way to assess student speaking ability. ________________________________ List the main steps. Teach / practice. Design a checklist. Ask the student(s) to explain “how to...” Check all steps that the student successfully retells/relates. Total the score. 4 Checklist : Checklist Beware of “narrow” testing : Beware of “narrow” testing Be Careful! : Be Careful! Assure all students understand the criteria of assessment (the rubric) Did you teach enough, the required content? Check for “Silent Period” Provide a proper environment / warm up. Test what you taught! Give students specific feedback allow for a retake. Praise! Flood & Lapp, 1992 Pre Test During Testing After Testing Placement Testing : Placement Testing A great Picture Questions in increasing difficulty Vocabulary Rank Key Vocabulary Character 1: Character 2: Websites to help test speaking : Websites to help test speaking Teacher Evaluation [email protected]://eflclassroom.ning.com : [email protected]://eflclassroom.ning.com “one teaches, two learn.”

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