ELT510


Course Title Course Code Program Level
Elective Assessment and Evaluation Techniques in ELT ELT510 English Language Teaching M.A / M.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
02
(Spring)
42 42 86 3 7,5

Teaching Staff Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Faranak ABBASZAD TEHRANİ
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites None
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives This course aims to provide essential background in the area of language testing, specifically in second language testing. Questions that are addressed relate to test preparation, administration, and evaluation. Additionally, it provides students with knowledge of basic concepts of testing and characteristics of language tests, ability to evaluate tests and test results, and an understanding of test development procedures. Throughout the course there will be discussions of officially administered tests and their ramifications for the educational system.
Course Content (a) To enhance participants’ understanding of major issues and concepts in language testing and assessment theory and practices (b) To enable them to comment on and contribute to the design of test instruments and assessment procedures used in their schools (c) To raise their awareness of good assessment practices in local and international educational contexts
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to: LO1 - understand the relationship between teaching and assessment LO2 - critically evaluate test/assessment instruments LO3 - understand the main purposes of assessment and main types of assessment procedures LO4 - explain major terms such as validity and reliability, and their relevance to students’ own teaching situations LO5 - comment critically on testing and assessment practices as used in their own teaching situations
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE BRIEF HISTORY OF TESTING
2. Week TYPES OF TESTING
3. Week VALIDITY, RELIABILITY AND PRACTICALITY
4. Week ADMINISTRATION, TEST FAIRNESS AND ETHICS
5. Week ASSESSING READING SKILLS
6. Week ASSESSING LISTENING SKILLS
7. Week ASSESSING WRITING SKILLS
8. Week MIDTERM
9. Week ASSESSING SPEAKING SKILLS
10. Week ASSESSING GRAMMAR
11. Week ASSESSING VOCABULARY
12. Week CALT
13. Week ASSESSING YOUNG LEARNERS
14. Week ASSESSING YOUNG LEARNERS
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Brown, H. Douglas.. Language assessment, Principles and Classroom Practices. Pearson Education Inc, 2004. Weir, Cyril J. Communicative Language Testing. Prentice Hall Int. Inc. Education Limited, 1990.
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

LO1

LO2

LO3

LO4

LO5

PO1

3

3

3

2

3

PO2

1

1

1

1

2

PO3

3

3

3

2

3

PO4

5

5

5

5

5

PO5

3

3

3

2

3

PO6

1

2

2

1

1

PO7

2

2

2

1

1

PO8

3

3

3

3

3

PO9

1

1

2

2

1

PO10

2

2

1

1

2

PO11

3

3

3

3

3

PO12

5

5

5

5

5

PO13

3

3

3

3

3

 

               1= Very weak   2= Weak   3= Moderate     4= Strong     5= Very strong