TESTING & ASSESSMENT IN TESOL
This course presents an overview of testing and assessment techniques in TESOL. Students will learn about current language testing and assessment principles and instruments. The course will distinguish among different assessment types and purposes, including standardized tests and classroom assessments. Students will have the opportunity to create and critique a variety of assessment tools and examine the benefits and drawbacks of alternative assessments. Students will also evaluate a variety of language testing instruments with regards to their usefulness, validity, reliability, practicality, inter-activeness, and washback effects.