Testing ESL/EFL students: Alternative Assessing

by on 19/07/08 at 8:00 am

The blog below is in the EFL/ESl area. The author posts clear and objetive articles on the relevant topics we deal every day. Take a look at this post about Assessment.

http://teacherindevelopment.blogsome.com/2005/10/17/assessment-on-trial/

Below, you can find some notes from a workshop.

How can we evaluate our students in a wholesome way?

ALTERNATIVE AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT

Traditional Tests are

-    too superficial
-    not efficient
-    not fair
-    allow cheating
-    are tiring
-    confusing
-    frustrating
-    tricky

Alternative Tests are

- interesting
- Fun
- involve emotion
- taken more than once/ongoing process
- holistic
- Real world performance
- involve teacher and student

Authentic tests allow us to watch a learner!


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