|8W Teaching Period 6, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||27 June 2022|
Enrolment is not permitted if LIN8007 has been previously completed
Our primary concern as teachers is enabling our students on their learning pathway by identifying and applying the most effective strategies. Identifying these strategies is a complex and ongoing learning journey for the teacher as well. As much as we all find assessment stressful (for both students and teachers), it is unavoidable. We must have a mindset of cultivating our professional skills both in the learning and teaching sphere, as well as professional assessors. Speaking skills are foundational to the development of literacy skills. Implementing an effective speaking assessment process however can be a little daunting.
This minicourse illustrates how to construct an effective testing instrument for speaking assessment. Students will evaluate existing theories and industry best practice, and develop their own assessment instrument. Students will then be asked to justify their design decisions.
Please be advised that this minicourse is made up of four parts please see LIN8007 for the full course specification.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- apply specialist knowledge of construct definition to design speaking test documentation. (LIN8007 LO5);
- effectively communicate specialist knowledge through the development of comprehensive test documentation. (LIN8007 LO5, LO6);
- analyse how your assessment specifications respond to complex factors such as backwash and unintended consequences. (LIN8007 LO1).
|1.||Construct definition: what is speaking?||25.00|
|2.||Test design cycle: test admin guidelines||25.00|
|3.||Key principles revisited||25.00|
|4.||Assessment for learning||25.00|