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ERIC Number: EJ1110811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
A Survey on EFL Teachers' Assessment Methods in Entry-Level Writing Courses in Technological Universities in Taiwan
Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v20 n1 p21-36 2016
How writing teachers conduct their assessment is an important but under-researched topic in the field of language assessment. By partly adopting Cheng et al.'s (2004) survey, this mail survey study aims to fill this gap by examining how tertiary-level EFL writing teachers assess their students in basic English writing classes in Taiwan. The results indicate that the most frequently used method was "paragraph writing" (84%), followed by "editing a piece of writing such as a sentence or a paragraph" (64%), "essay writing" (40%), and "peer assessment" (36%). Teachers were also found to use an eclectic mix of methods when assessing their students, and large-scale projects such as student portfolios were used by about a quarter of the participants. The results of this study offer a glimpse into teachers' classroom assessment methods for entry-level EFL writing courses. It is hoped that more research efforts would be carried out to further our understanding of teachers' assessment methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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