ERIC Number: ED421002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
New Ways of Classroom Assessment. New Ways in TESOL Series II. Innovative Classroom Techniques.
Brown, James Dean, Ed.
Assessment activities for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction, contributed by classroom teachers, are organized according to the primary or predominant emphasis of the activity. Those in the first part of the book focus on alternative methods of assessment, including portfolios, journals, logs, and conferences. The second part discusses alternative feedback perspectives, looking at self- and peer assessment separately and in conjunction with each other. Part three addresses alternative ways to group learners for assessment, in groups and in pairs, and in combination. The fourth part looks at alternative ways of performing class chores, including preparing students for tests, creating assessment procedures, making grading easier, and evaluating curricula. Part five focuses on alternative ways of assessing written skills (reading, reading and vocabulary in conjunction, vocabulary, writing and grammar in conjunction), and part six looks at oral skills assessment (listening and notetaking, speaking and pronunciation). Each assessment activity is accompanied by information of appropriate instructional level, aims, required class and preparation time, and resources needed, as well as specific classroom procedures and special considerations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Language Tests, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Verbal Tests, Writing Evaluation
TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751 (members, $24.95; nonmembers, $27.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.