ERIC Number: ED503090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment Practices in Foreign Language Education: Dimension 2004. Selected Proceedings of the 2004 Joint Conference of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers
Cherry, C. Maurice, Ed.; Bradley, Lee, Ed.
Southern Conference on Language Teaching
"Dimension" is the annual volume containing the selected, refereed, edited proceedings of each year's conference. On the eve of its 40th anniversary, the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) plans a special series of articles on assessment within the foreign language profession. The 2004 edition of "Dimension" offers an overview of the instruments used to evaluate teacher education programs that prepare foreign language teacher candidates and examines the teacher evaluation instruments required for licensure in the SCOLT region. The series will continue in the 2005 edition of "Dimension" with an annotated bibliography of noteworthy and recommended articles on assessment. Following an introduction and an article announcing a special series on assessment by Lynne McClendon and Carol Wilkerson, the articles selected for inclusion in these 2004 proceedings include: (1) No Child Left Behind in Foreign Language Education (Lynne McClendon); (2) Using Learner and Teacher Preparation Standards to Reform a Language Major (Rosalie M. Cheatham); (3) Student Electronic Portfolio Assessment (Denise Egea-Kuehne); (4) Assessing Readiness of Foreign Language Education Majors to Take the Praxis II Exam (Carol Wilkerson, Judith H. Schomber, and Jana Sandarg); (5) The TPR Test: Total Physical Response as an Assessment Tool (Scott Grubbs); (6) Assessing the Impact of Narrow Listening: Students' Perceptions and Performance (Victoria Rodrigo); (7) Accounting for Activity: Cognition and Oral Proficiency Assessment (Miguel Mantero); and (8) Building Bridges for International Internships (Sharron Gray Abernethy). (Individual papers contain references.)
Descriptors: Education Majors, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Portfolio Assessment, Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Standards, Language Tests, Annotated Bibliographies, Academic Achievement, Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Student Evaluation
Southern Conference on Language Teaching. Web site: http://www.scolt.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Victoria)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001