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ERIC Number: EJ1084402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Effects of Classroom Assessment Practices in a Foreign Language Reading Course (Efectos de las Prácticas de Evaluación en el Salón de Clase de un Curso de Lectura en Lengua Extranjera (LE))
Medina, Sergio Alonso Lopera
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, n11 p9-25 Jul-Dec 2015
This article analyzes the various types of information that alternative assessment and traditional assessment practices provided in an English foreign language (FL) reading course for graduate students at a public university in Medellín, Colombia. This study followed the principles of qualitative research, and a case study was used as a research method. There were five instruments to collect data: questionnaires, observations, tests, focus groups, and the diary of the teacher. Findings suggest that the assessment practices applied in this course helped students and teachers recognize that learning occurred. The assessment practices also helped language practitioners learn more about the teaching and learning processes in FL reading. Conclusions suggest that language practitioners should include both alternative and traditional assessment in order to have a wider picture of the process of teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia