ERIC Number: ED433720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Alternative Assessment in the Language Classroom.
Tedick, Diane J.; Klee, Carol A.
An instructional module designed to help prepare college-level teaching assistants (TAs) for their duties in second language instruction is presented. The module focuses on the use of alternative methods for assessing student learning. Introductory sections discuss the rationale for and definition of alternative assessment. Four specific types of alternative assessment are then defined and illustrated, with reference to recent research and practice. The four types include: creating speaking/listening, writing, and reading tasks that lend themselves to alternative assessment; using checklists and rubrics for assessing student performance on various language tasks; encouraging reflection through self-assessment and peer assessment; and use of portfolios of student work for assessment purposes. Specific examples and suggestions for classroom application for each assessment type are included. Contains 49 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Check Lists, College Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Peer Evaluation, Portfolio Assessment, Second Language Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants, Testing
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: In its: Out of Class Learning Experiences and Students' Perceptions of Their Impact on English Conversation Skills; see FL 025 966.