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ERIC Number: EJ867878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
Current Issues in English Language Teacher-Based Assessment
Davison, Chris; Leung, Constant
TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, v43 n3 p393-415 Sep 2009
Teacher-based assessment (TBA) is increasingly being promoted in educational policies internationally, with English language teachers being called on to plan and/or implement appropriate assessment procedures to monitor and evaluate student progress in their own classrooms. However, there has been a lack of theorization of TBA in the English language teaching field, with researchers pointing to much variability, a lack of systematic principles and procedures, and a reliance on traditional, but now outdated, psychometric assumptions. This article provides an overview of some of the current issues in TBA, including its definition and key characteristics, and the complex but significant questions which its implementation pose for our understandings of language, learning, and assessment. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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