ERIC Number: EJ1115043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Trajectory of an Educational Innovation: Instructors' Attitudes toward IPA Implementation in a Postsecondary Intensive Summer Language Program
Martel, Jason; Bailey, Kathleen M.
Foreign Language Annals, v49 n3 p530-543 Fall 2016
To date, research on the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) has focused principally on student performance, largely neglecting the experiences of instructors. This is a substantial gap, for it is instructors who are responsible for both designing and administering the IPA. The present study, therefore, used concepts from the literature on educational innovations to investigate instructors' attitudes toward summative IPA use in a postsecondary intensive summer language program, a context that is novel to research on the IPA. Findings include attitudes toward standardizing task procedures, using the IPA rubrics and assigning grades, and the sustainability of the innovation in the program. Based on these data, the authors call for the continued development of IPAs whose content/context correspond with the adult intellect, in addition to further research on IPA implementation and adaptation across a range of program types.
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Language Teachers, Instructional Innovation, Teacher Attitudes, Summative Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Task Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Grades (Scholastic), Sustainability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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