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TEVAL SIG Workshop: Turning speaking tasks into assessment activities
University of Toyama
One effective way to assess your students’ speaking skills is to turn regular language practice tasks into tests. To do that, you need a feedback loop that provides insight into performance. With such a loop, common practice activities can become assessment activities. In this workshop, we'll examine various strategies for creating such loops by discussing the pros and cons of typical holistic and analytic marking schemes. Guidance for creating effective feedback/marking rubrics will be provided, as well as discussions of the practical issues regarding administration of in-class speaking tests. No previous experience with conducting speaking tests is required.