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ERIC Number: EJ1137498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
Assessment Planning within the Context of University English Language Teaching (ELT) in China: Implications for Teacher Assessment Literacy
Xu, Yueting
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v39 n3 p233-254 2016
Teacher assessment literacy (AL) is a concern for both educational assessment and teacher education research. As part of teacher AL, teacher competency of assessment planning has remained underexplored. To address this gap, this study explored how a group of 20 contest-winning university English teachers in China planned for assessment through qualitative analyses of their lesson plans and follow-up teacher interviews. The findings show that: (1) lesson plans include assessment-related components such as teaching objectives, student background, instruction-embedded assessment, and after-class assessment tasks; (2) their assessment planning is characterized by a clear understanding of learning goals, but an absence of rubrics and exemplars for performance assessments, over-reliance on groups as target of assessment, and inconsistencies between learning objectives and assessment tasks; and (3) their assessment planning was mainly intuitive and instruction-oriented. This paper concludes with a working model of assessment planning, and discusses a future research agenda for assessment planning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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