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ERIC Number: EJ876408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1543-4303
A Model of Formative Task-Based Language Assessment for Chinese as a Foreign Language
Ke, Chuanren
Language Assessment Quarterly, v3 n2 p207-227 2006
This article presents a model of formative task-based language assessment implemented in the Chinese language program at the University of Iowa. The model was conceptualized from both empirical evidence, namely previous research done by other team members and me, and assessment theory, namely task-based learning and testing. Our formative performance assessment tests tend to be criterion-referenced and are designed to assess how much of the content of the course or program is being learned, thereby providing links to the course objectives and program goals. Other features of our formative task-based language testing include (a) componential and analytic scoring, (b) skills integration, and (c) derivation from classroom activities. Numerous examples covering various skills are provided. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa