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Reasons For Classroom Assessment & Decisions Made By This Assessment

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Classroom assessment is the act of collecting information about students, curricula, and methodology with the aim of making decisions concerning students’ needs and teacher’s objectives. Classroom Assessment Should Help the Teachers in: Determining students’ strengths and weaknesses. Determining the learning styles of the students. Learning about students’ interests...
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16 Tips To Prepare A Good Language Test

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How to prepare a good language test? Here is a list of 16 tips to consider when you are about to prepare your test. 1- Determine the purpose of the test. 2- Define the content area to be tested. 3- Choose and prepare appropriate and relevant items. 4-...
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Why Writing Effective Test Items Is A Challenge

Overcome the challenge of writing test items
It is not easy to construct a good test to measure what you want. Writing good effective test items is a difficult job as it needs much practice and experience. These items must achieve many things to be considered good ones. The following are some. Functions of the...
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How To Avoid Negative Effects Of Tests On Students

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Some educators argue against using tests saying that students study for tests only at the end of the semester or when the school year is about to finish while not work throughout the course and once the test has finished, students forget all that had been learned. Others...
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Writing Effective Test Questions: The Definitive Guide

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What This eBook Is About? It is a practical guide to constructing effective test questions. It provides teachers with step-by-step instructions they need to go deeper, further and faster toward making a success in preparing effective classroom exams with ease and comfort. Why I’ve Created It? I created...
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How To Prepare Learners For ESL/EFL Exams

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Most students who are studying English have to take an exam at the end of their course, others are planning to take a public examination in order to get a certificate which demonstrates their level of English. Whenever there is an exam, the teacher should consider doing the following things...
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Practical Guidelines For Developing Good EFL Test Items

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Before providing you with some important guidelines for writing good EFL test items, I want to assure that you know the following terms used in testing. Test Blueprint (or Test Specifications) It identifies the objectives and skills that you test and the relative weight on the test given...
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English Language Achievement VS. Proficiency Tests

difference between achievement and proficiency test
Definition & Meaning “Achievement” means how well students have learned or what we expect them to know. On the other hand, “proficiency” is the ability to do something very well. Take for example a driver’s test, the paper and pencil questions on the knowledge related to driving and traffic rules represent the achievement...
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Top 7 Questioning Techniques In The Classroom

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As a teacher, you always use questions in the classroom. There are lots of reasons for using them. You could use questions to: engage your students, check for understanding and comprehension, seek opinions, encourage creative and critical thinking, review information, help students see other ways of thinking. The techniques...
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Cambridge English Exams & How They Are Mapped To The CEFR

Cambridge English exams and CEFR
There are five main Cambridge English exams: Key English Test (KET), Preliminary English Test (PET), First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). They design these exams to assess competency in English for learners of English as a second or...
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