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Language Testing and Assessment PG (11385.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190191) - View

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Syllabus

This unit offers an opportunity to fulfil three purposes related to language testing and assessment: (1) review and critically analyse the central concepts of the field; (2) evaluate current language tests and testing systems; and (3) design and implement a test of one's own making, thus applying principles acquired during the study. The unit also invites discussion about alternative forms of assessment and about the political, social and pedagogical context of assessment.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain the essential concepts of language testing and assessment;

2. Critically evaluate the various types of assessment;

3. Interpret scores and performance in language assessment; and

4. Create a useful and defensible language test or assessment procedure.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 3 hours of on campus delivery per week - details to be advised.

Prerequisites

11381 Language Teaching Methodology G

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Equivalent Units

7659 Language Testing and Assessment PG


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