The Five Principles of Language Assessment

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The Five Principles of Language Assessment by Mind Map: The Five Principles of Language Assessment

1. The effect of testing on teaching

2. 1. Practicality

2.1. Administrative Issues

2.1.1. Cost

2.1.2. Time to conduct to administer

2.1.3. Test-taker's test-wiseness

2.1.4. ease of scoring

2.1.5. ease of interpreting/reporting the result

2.2. Making, giving, and scoring an assessment instrument

3. 2. Reliability

3.1. Consistent & Dependable

3.2. The students

3.2.1. Anxiety, physical or physiological factors

3.3. The scoring

3.3.1. Rater reliability Human error, subjectivity, bias Inter-rater Reliability Lack of scoring criteria Inattention Inexperience Preconceived biases Intra-rater Reliability Unclear scoring criteria Fatigue Bias toward 'good' and 'bad' student

3.4. Teachers can increase student's perception of fair tests

3.5. The test administration

3.5.1. Sounds

3.5.2. Chairs

3.5.3. Desks

3.5.4. Light

3.6. The test itself

3.6.1. Measurement errors Eg. items, distractors

4. 3. Validity

4.1. 4 Types

4.1.1. 1. Content- Related Evidence Direct Setting Indirect Setting

4.1.2. 2. Criterion-Related Evidence Specific Classroom Objective 2 Types 1. Concurrent Validity 2. Predictive Validity

4.1.3. 3. Construct-Related Evidence Involves Theoretical construct

4.1.4. 4. Consequential Validity (Impact) 1. Macro Level the effect on society and educational systems 2.Micro Level the effect of on individual test-takers

4.1.5. 5. Face Validity Psychological State of the learners Confidence, Anxiety

5. 4. Authenticity

5.1. To stimulate real-world tasks

5.2. An authentic test

5.2.1. Natural language

5.2.2. Contextualized items than isolated

5.2.3. Meaningful, relevant, interesting topics

5.2.4. Thematic organization (story line or episodes)

5.2.5. the replicate of real-world tasks

6. 5. Washback

6.1. A test that provides beneficial Washback

6.1.1. Influences what and how teachers teach

6.1.2. Influences what and how learners learn

6.1.3. A chance to adequately prepare

6.1.4. Feedback that enhances language development

6.1.5. formative > summative

6.1.6. conditions for peak performers by learner

6.2. Effects

6.2.1. Positive Teacher's Feedback: to diagnoses the strengths and weakness intrinsic motivations, autonomy, self-confidence, language ego, interlanguage, and strategic investment

6.2.2. Negative Standardized test Simply gaining an acceptable score rather than improving language ability