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ERIC Number: EJ1159133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
Classroom Assessment Practices of English Language Instructors
Özdemir-Yilmazer, Meryem; Özkan, Yonca
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v13 n2 p324-345 2017
Assessment of students is an essential part of instruction in both teaching and learning. With the recognition of alternative assessment methods, classroom assessment has gained attention focusing on learning of students. However, high-stakes testing turns classroom assessment into teachers' high stakes decisions, ignoring the development of learners. In the context of language teaching at tertiary level, school of foreign languages serves as a gatekeeper by deciding on whether new students are proficient enough to start their professional education. Therefore, these schools impose a proficiency exam whose impact is relatively high-stakes. Thus, this study aims to have a descriptive investigation of the classroom assessment practices of instructors by considering the purpose, methods, and procedures of assessment and compares the context between state and private universities. The data was collected through survey questionnaire which includes both multiple choice and open-ended questions. Based on the quantitative and qualitative data, the results depicted that uniformity regarding classroom assessment practices of the instructors was observed; however, to what extent this uniformity embraces formative assessment practices needs to be further explored. The study also implies instructors' need for such training that involves theoretical and practical aspects of classroom assessment at both pre-service and in-service level.
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. Hacettepe Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi B Blok, Yabanci Diller Egitimi Bolumu, Ingiliz Dili Egitimi Anabilim Dali, Ankara 06800, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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