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ERIC Number: ED435187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-8
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Assessment of Advanced ESL Students through Daily Action Logs.
Vann, Sam
A classroom study investigated the use of daily action logs as a means for assessing the progress of advanced students of English as a second language (ESL) at the college level. The approach was intended to promote student reflection, help make explicit the class' content, and provide feedback to the teacher on the effectiveness of the instruction. In contrast to journal writing, the logs were limited one inch of space on a calendar-maker computer program. A large majority of students responded favorably to the task, although some were reluctant or confused. The researcher-teacher discusses the technique: (1) by comparing it with the use of portfolios; (2) exploring its use as a form of collaborative assessment with the teacher; (3) as a form of risk-taking in the classroom; and (4) to modify daily lessons as needed. It is concluded that the technique functions to enhance both teaching and learning. Contains 33 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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