SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentJunior Class A, Department of English Junior Class B, Department of English
Course NameEnglish Language Testing and Evaluation
InstructorCHENG CHUAN CHIEH
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

English Language Testing (Tuesday)







































































































































































Date



Topic



Activities



HW



Hours in Class



Hours for HW



Sept 10



Class Introduction



Overview of chapters 1-3 of the textbook. Read these before the class



Read chapters 4-6 and prepare presentations



3



5



Sept 17



Validity, Reliability, and Backwash



Student presentations on chapters 4-6



Read chapters 7-8 and prepare presentations



3



5



Sept 24



Common Testing Techniques



Student presentations on chapters 7-8



Read chapter 9



3



5



Oct 1



Testing Writing



Review Chapter 9



Practice scoring tests



Supplemental Article



3



5



Oct 8



Testing Writing



Writing item creation and scoring; preparing students for writing test



Read chapter 10



Prepare for Review Test 1



3



5



Oct 15



Review Test 1



Testing Oral Ability



Test 1



Review Chapter 10



Practice scoring tests



Supplemental Article



3



5



Oct 22



Testing Oral Ability



Oral test item creation and practice



Read chapter 11



3



5



Oct 29



Testing Reading



Review Chapter 11



Item creation practice



Supplemental Article



3



5



Nov 5



Testing Reading



Item creation practice



Read chapter 12



 



 



Nov 12



Testing  Listening



Review Chapter 12



Item creation practice



Supplemental Article



3



5



Nov 19



Testing  Listening



Item creation practice



Prepare for Review Test 2;



Work on projects



3



5



Nov 26



(Debate Trip)



Review Test 2



Project Work



Review Test 2



Project work with team



Read chapter 13



3



5



Dec 3



Testing Grammar and Vocabulary



Review Chapter 13



Item creation practice



Item creation



 



 



Dec 10



Testing Grammar and Vocabulary



Item creation practice



Read chapter 14



3



5



Dec 17



Testing Overall Ability



Review Chapter 14



Read chapters 15-16



3



5



Dec 24



Review of Key Concepts



Course review



 



3



5



Dec 31



Project work



Project work



Prepare for final presentations



3



5



Jan 7



Project Presentations



Project Presentations



 



3



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

none


Requirement/Grading

Review Exam 1

Review Exam 2



In-class presentations on the textbook content



Homework and in-class test item writing practice

Final Project in which you create your own language test. 


Textbook & Reference

Primary Text:



Hughes, A (2003). Testing for Language Teachers, (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press



(This book will be ordered after the class starts. The bookseller needs to know the exact number of students ordering because they cannot return the books. Therefore, I cannot order it early and have it sent to the campus bookstore. We can also order e-versions of the book if we want quicker access. I have the kindle version for example.)



Additional Reference Texts:



Brown, H.D. & Priyanvada, A.R. (2010). Language assessment: Principles and classroom practice (2nd ed.). White Plains, N.Y.: Pearson Education, Inc.





Heaton, J.B. (1988). Writing English language tests (New edition). New York: Longman.


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