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ERIC Number: EJ875615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
The Effects of Self-Assessment among Young Learners of English
Butler, Yuko Goto; Lee, Jiyoon
Language Testing, v27 n1 p5-31 2010
This study examined the effectiveness of self-assessment among 254 young learners of English as a foreign language. This study looked at 6th grade students in South Korea, who were asked to perform self-assessments on a regular basis for a semester during their English classes. The students improved their ability to self-assess their performance over time. A series of quantitative analyses found some positive effects of self-assessment on the students' English performance as well as their confidence in learning English, though the effect sizes were rather small. The study also found that teachers and students perceived the effectiveness of self-assessment differently depending on their teaching/learning contexts. Individual teachers' views towards assessment also influenced their perceived effectiveness in implementing the new self-assessment practice. A number of interesting insights were discovered through interviews with teachers regarding how best to implement self-assessment as part of foreign language instruction in contexts where teacher-centered teaching and measurement-driven assessment have been traditionally valued. (Contains 6 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea