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UNIVERSIDAD MARIANO GLVEZ DE GUATEMALA

FACULTAD DE HUMANIDADES
ESCUELA DE IDIOMAS
2014
Course: Evaluation Techniques
Code: 076-418 and 5076-517
Teacher: Licda. Celeste Lemus

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The purpose of this course is to introduce language teaching professionals to the
concept and practice of evaluation. They`ll examine the nature, principles, and
practice of evaluation and develop a framework that may be subsequently used
by readers of testing students` language abilities but present an expanded view of
evaluation that may be used as a means to curriculum and teacher development.
This course also helps teachers write better valid and reliable tests by learning the
view that test construction is essentially a matter of problem solving, with every
teaching situation setting a different testing problem.
Besides, it presents the importance of distinguishing basic terms in assessment and
evaluation: validity, reliability, practicality, and beneficial backwash or the
favorable effects tests can have on teaching and learning.
It provides the student-teacher with the opportunity to experience the test
administration and revision as a way to prepare them for the real teaching
practice.
COMPETENCY
Distinguishes the different terms, evaluation methods and skills when creating and
administrating his/her own valid and reliable tests in his/her real teaching practice.
ACHIEVEMENT INDICATORS
1. Summarizes the grammar key points for assessment and evaluation.
2. Provides the student-teacher the opportunity to experience the creation of
appropriate evaluations.
3. Experiences the test administration, solution, and revision
1. The principles of evaluation

Evaluation and Assessment

Types of Assessment

Validity

Reliability
2. The principles of evaluation PART II

Subjectivity
Objectivity
Glossary contest 1:Jeopardy game

3.Kinds of tests
4. Alternative assessment
Testing considerations

5.Rubrics and checklists

6. Stages of test construction


Types of items
7-Technology in the classroom
Online tools to evaluate and assess
Edmodo.com
Testmoz.com
8-What is a jigsaw of experts?
9-Testing administration
10.Evaluation methods:
Action Research
Appreciative inquiry
Benchmarking
Journals Focus Groups
Peer review

11.Evaluation methods part II


Case study
Impact assessment
Interviews
Counts
Observation
Surveys
12. Testing writing
13. Testing reading
14. Testing listening

15. Testing grammar


16. Testing vocabulary
17. Testing oral ability/ Speaking
18. Research for model tests
19. Testing administration for every skill

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
Lesson discussion
Case study
Focus groups
Student`s presentations
Test administration

Cooperative work
Pair work
Think, pair, and share
Completion of graphic organizers
Forums
Peer review
E-portfolio

EVALUATION
Partial test 1
Partial test 2
Final evaluation
Presentation
E-portfolio
Activities
Total

10 pts
15 pts
30 pts
10 pts
10 pts
25 pts
100 pts

GENERALITIES
To final test right, a minimum of 31 points mark is necessary.
Homework will be handed in on the designed dates.
Students who come in 15 minutes later cannot come in.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Evaluation
Oxford University Press
Pauline Rea-Dickins and Kevin Germaine
Testing for Language Teachers
Cambridge
Arthur Hughes

Other sources:
1-http://www.lga.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=2441

Presentation guideline:
a. Punctuality and preparation is required.
b. Must bring power point presentation, flashcards, activities, games, extra
resources, workouts as well as informational material in handouts for your
colleagues.
c. Explain the information and exemplify it.
d. Evaluation criteria: Rubric for the presentation

Other instructions:
e. You must share material with classmates.
f. Hand to your teacher information in a folder and in a USB so she can send it
to your classmates immediately.
g. If you will use a video, please download it first, and bring it in a USB.