Thursday, December 4, 2014

Language Assessment: Topic 2: Role and Purposes of Assessment in Teaching and Learning






























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  1. Online Task 2:
    Present and discuss a type of test or assessment task that your pupils have experienced in primary ESL classroom. To what extent does the test or assessment task serve its purpose?

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  2. The ppt slides are obtained from http://communicative.weebly.com/tsl3112-language-assessment-module.html

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    1. Type of test : UPSR Format Paper 1 English Language
      The objective test pertaining multiple choice questions serve its purpose towards pupils’ vocabulary contents and understanding of grammar items principles. Drilling the pupils on answering and completing lots of practices and exercises from many resources opened opportunities of learning and acknowledging many more vocabulary. A wide coverage of contains The test mainly tested recognition knowledge and recall of facts learned. Teacher can perform a quick grading process; that can easily be computer scored. It can also shows precision in providing information regarding specific skills and abilities.

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  3. I have given my pupils performance based assessments which are based on classroom instruction and everyday tasks. The assessment that I gave during my English lesson were based on language skills. I have assessed their reading skill by giving providing reading with partners’ assessment. Based on that, I was able to identify pupils who have ability to read given text. Other than that, completing dialogue or conversation through written prompts have also been given to the pupils to assess their speaking skill. This enabled the teacher, to identify pupils who can respond orally based on stimulus given.

    These assessments were used to assess pupils' language proficiency and academic achievement. When using performance-based assessments, it is important to establish clear and fair criteria from the beginning. Therefore, I was able to know if my assessment was clear and precise with the objectivity of the assessment. Teacher use scoring rubrics and observation checklists to evaluate and grade your pupils. These assessment tools can help document pupils’ growth over a period of time. Performance-based assessments promote a wide range of responses and do not typically produce one single, correct answer. Therefore, evaluation of pupils’ performances and products must be based on teacher judgment, using the criteria specified for each task.

    Ganesan Veerappan
    PPG Tesl
    Sem 6

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  4. Type test : UPSR Paper 2 Section A
    Pupils construct 5 sentences from the given stimulus.
    Using CAT method was very effective for my pupils because they are very low in proficiency.
    C: charecter , A: action / verbs, T: time / tempat
    Pupils will need to understand the method for them to construct simple sentences.
    Example: C: man, A: jogging, T: in the park
    A man is jogging in the park.
    T & L process is more fun and simple for them to understand.
    Able to construct correct and simple sentences.
    Pupils are happy because they can construct sentences correctly. (to motivate them)

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  5. Usually I will do achievement test for my pupils and it is just a short test. It will be around 5 to 15 minute. The test will either be oral or written test. The test usually done after finishing every topic contains in the KSSR Syllabus. It also can either be an individual test or in groups.

    The test will include almost every part of the topic they already learnt. The test also will be done in many ways or variety. There is no single format in this test. It can be fill in the blanks, complete part of sentences, state true or false, open ended questions ect.

    This way can quickly recognize the strength and weakness of my pupils. It will allow me to revise the part of the topic where the pupils has the least strength.


    Mohd Nizam Mohamed
    PPG TESL SEM6 2015

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  6. Type of assessment : Diagnostic Test
    My pupils had been go through the diagnostic style tests. Diagnostic test measure a student's detailed knowledge of a particular subject. Some diagnostic tests use a computer-adaptive approach where a computer asks a student progressively more difficult questions as long as the student keeps answering correctly. A diagnostic test is a test that helps the teacher and students identify problems that they have with the language. At the start of the lesson, the teacher gives the students a diagnostic test to see what areas of language need to be in the syllabus. Progress tests given during the lesson can also act as diagnostic tests as they help the teacher and students identify what areas will be looked at next on the lesson.

    Uma Mageswari D/O Balakrishnan
    PPG TESL
    Sem 6
    2015

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  7. On-going assessment.Normally,I used this to assess the pupils understanding throughout the lesson. It also eventually motivates pupils to speak and write. Assessment is not only focuses on the paper-and pencil exercises,

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  8. Type of test : Achievement test
    Normally I will assess my pupils from time to time by using this type of test. It will be done by oral or written test. It can be conducted at the end of the lesson in order to ensure that the pupils able to memorize and understand the lesson.
    As we all know for year 1 until year 3 in each school will have to conduct the LINUS Baseline in the classroom. This achievement test would enable me to monitor the pupils’ achievement. All the twelve construct contains the KSSR Syllabus, for example the phonic.

    I can have the test after I have finish the lesson. It can be done by orally or written test. So the weaker pupils will be able to refresh their mind. Orally can be conducted in guessing the letters by action or pronounce the letters. As for the writing part, I can do it during the pre-activity or worksheet part. It can enhance the pupils to write neatly. I can pronounce the sound of each letter and the pupils will have to write the letter in their book.

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  9. Type test : UPSR Paper 2 Section A
    Pupils construct 5 sentences from the given stimulus using present continuous tense.
    Using SVA fingerT method was very effective for my pupils because they are very low in proficiency.
    S-subject V-verb A-adjectives = time/ place
    Pupils will need to understand the method for them to construct simple sentences.
    pupils mark at least 5 subjects to make 5 sentences.
    T & L process is more fun and simple for them to understand.
    Able to construct correct and simple sentences.
    Pupils are happy because they can construct simple sentences correctly.

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  10. Types of test : Achievement/Attainment tests:
    Normally I usually this test to make sure my student can understand my lesson. Sometime I give them quiz, spelling test, oral test and written test. For more formal, designed to show mastery of a particular syllabuss (e.g. end-of-year tests, school-leaving exams, public tests) though similar (re-syllabus) to progress tests. Rarely constructed by classroom teacher for a particular class. Designed primarily to measure individual progress rather than as a means of motivating or reinforcing language

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  11. Type of test : UPSR Paper 2 Section C
    Pupils have to write a story based on the series of picture given.
    Using making sentences table - S/V/O
    S - subject
    V - verbs {simple past tense}
    O/Compliment - objects-What/Where/When/How
    Pupils need to write an introduction to get higher marks using simple present tense
    -the introduction includes the information about the main character in the story.
    Pupils able to write simple story based on the pictures.
    They are happy because they can write simple story using simple sentences.

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  12. Based on pedagogical principles of the curriculum I focused on assessment for learning. It is continuous assessment is an integral part of learning which enables teachers to assess whether pupils have acquired the learning standards taught. Formative assessment is conducted as an on-going process, while summative assessment is conducted at the end of a particular unit or term. A range of activities can be utilised in order to assess pupils’ performance orally or in writing. The formative and summative assessments will be used to gauge pupil’s performance.
    The learning standards for writing begin with pre-writing skills, which addresses penmanship, the formation of letters, words as well as numbers in clear print. Specific learning standards are attributed to penmanship so that even from a young age, pupils are taught good writing habits. Special attention should be given in order to strengthen the muscles of the hand, develop visual skills, enhance gross and fine motor skills as well as develop hand-eye coordination to help pupils acquire penmanship. Correct formation of letters of the alphabet is important in order to help pupils write neatly and later write words, phrases and sentences legibly.
    According to that reason, I choose multiple sources of evidence like checklists, observations, presentations, quizzes and tests are used to document the attainment of any one standard through my Year 1 and 2 pupils. Through this process, teachers will build a profile of pupils’ language development and assess them individually. Pupils’ competence in the language is assessed by a combination of formative and summative assessment methods.
    Maria binti Zainal
    PPG Tesl
    Semester 6

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  13. Seem that i m teaching year 1, i more focus on the their pronounciation, where they can segment, blend 3 -5 letter and form to correct words and sound. I also have to make sure their writing skills where they can copy in neat and legible print.These are the skills that been focus in LINUS so i more prepare the assessment based on LINUS..and also follow the sequences of the skills..

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  14. Teaching Year One shouldn't put too high target in pupils performance. for me, i usually apply diagnostic test to them. Diagnostic tests measure students' understanding of a subject area or skills base. Teachers typically administer diagnostics for reading and math skills, using the results to provide remedial instruction or place students within appropriately leveled classes. Many content teachers, though, give formative assessments to gauge what knowledge students bring to class. Some schools also diagnose concepts as a whole, aiming to reveal commonly held misconceptions in specific subjects.

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  15. Teaching Year One shouldn't put too high target in pupils performance. for me, i usually apply diagnostic test to them. Diagnostic tests measure students' understanding of a subject area or skills base. Teachers typically administer diagnostics for reading and math skills, using the results to provide remedial instruction or place students within appropriately leveled classes. Many content teachers, though, give formative assessments to gauge what knowledge students bring to class. Some schools also diagnose concepts as a whole, aiming to reveal commonly held misconceptions in specific subjects.

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