ERIC Number: ED357641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Classroom Testing in Peace Corps Language Programs. Manual T0068.
Anderson, Neil J.
This manual provides instructors in Peace Corps language training programs with information about two kinds of classroom testing: formative, ongoing testing and summative testing that occurs at the end of an instructional period. The first of the manual's four chapters on the purposes of language testing, discusses language testing within a competency-based curriculum, language testing generally and within the Peace Corps, and the effect of testing on teaching and learning. Chapter 2 provides a progressive sequence of formative testing activities for the classroom. The role of language learners in providing feedback about their learning and self-assessment as an assessment tool are discussed in Chapter 3. How Peace Corps language instructors can prepare language learning portfolios is addressed in the last chapter. A list of language testing texts for use in classroom testing and four self-assessment checklists that could be of use within Peace Corps language training programs are appended. (Contains 12 references.) (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.