ERIC Number: EJ1093287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
University Students' Perceptions of Integrated Performance Assessment and the Connection between Classroom Learning and Assessment
Zapata, Gabriela C.
Foreign Language Annals, v49 n1 p93-104 Spr 2016
In 2013, Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) was adopted at all levels of instruction at a private university in southern California. The study reports the opinions of 1,236 Novice, Intermediate Low, and Intermediate Mid Spanish students concerning IPA and their perceptions of the way in which classroom instruction was reflected in the content of those assessments. As a group, participants offered positive opinions of IPAs, although these varied somewhat depending on participants' proficiency level, previous assessment experiences, and reasons for taking Spanish, and the characteristics of the students' individual instructors and classes. Pedagogical issues that may influence IPA implementation in second language classes are also considered.
Descriptors: Spanish, College Students, Student Attitudes, Language Proficiency, Student Evaluation, Private Colleges, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Test Content, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Characteristics, Language Teachers, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California
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