Assessment 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. 

Basic module 

  • 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? 
Supplementary module 1 – Assessing progress, using standards 
  • 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? 
Supplementary module 2 – Providing feedback, modes of communication 
  • 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?