Category: Testing and Assessment

Assessment Literacy – Information for Teachers Interested in Issues of Language Assessment

Assessment procedures should be used to achieve three main purposes: Providing end-of-term grading or certification (summative evaluation) Providing information on the learner’s strengths and weaknesses (formative evaluation) Helping the teacher and/or learner to plan further work (integrative evaluation) When assessing learning outcomes, the teacher should be concerned with four main decisions. These decisions relate to […]

16 Types of School Tests

1- Objective Test vs. Subjective Test: Objective test is independent of the person marking that test. There is usually a key of answers that leaves no room for subjectivity in grading (e.g. M.C tests or false-true tests) but in Subjective test, the score depends on the marker. It usually happens that different markers give different […]

Quick Guidelines for Writing Effective Test Questions

It is a challenging task for teachers to write test questions, especially when a test is being used to measure certain learning outcomes. Take into account the following guidelines before you begin writing test questions.                                                      True/False questions True/False questions include high probability of guessing the correct response so it is better to avoid them and […]

A Checklist for a Good Language Test

If you have already prepared a language test, don’t print it unless you check the following points. Then, you may go ahead to print it or improve it before printing. You should ensure that your test: Follows the specifications assigned for preparing the language tests. Measures the achievement of the desired objectives. Tests what it […]

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