Meaningful assessment provides students the opportunity to demonstrate what they can do with authentic language and materials in real-world situations. Through consistent assessment teachers can holistically evaluate students’ progress and reflect on the effectiveness of their instruction. Assessment must be an ongoing process; its building blocks form a meaningful foundation for instruction in a well-articulated and sustainable curriculum.
- How can I select an assessment tool that most effectively assesses the skills I wish to target?
- How can I assess the ability of my students to communicate in authentic situations?
- How can assessment serve as a learning tool for students?
- How can assessment provide insights into the effectiveness of instruction?
- How can assessment provide information about the effectiveness of instruction, programs and curriculum?
- Who assesses progress, and when? (formal vs. informal assessment)
- How can I create assessment tools that are standards-based?
- How do I decide if the assessment tools are effective and reliable?
- How do I utilize the information gained from assessing my students?
- Who provides feedback to whom? When and for what reasons should feedback be provided?
- What is the relationship between assessment and error correction?
- How can the three modes of communication be assessed at differentiated levels?
- How do I work effectively within the recognized standards of assessment in the communicative classroom?