Postgraduate Course: Language Testing (EDUA11045)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course covers these topics:
1. Basic Concepts. How fair can a test be?
2. Reliability. How reliable are you as a marker?
3. Validity and ethics. Which is more important: reliability or validity?
4. Criterion-referenced and domain-referenced testing. Creating and using domain specifications.
5. The Structure of Language Proficiency. Construct validity
6. Testing techniques and procedures. Evaluating grammar and vocabulary test items
7. Testing speaking. Evaluating speaking test items
8. Testing writing. Evaluating writing test items
9. Testing listening. Evaluating listening test items
10. Testing reading. Evaluating reading test items
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One project of 4,000 words. There will be a choice of projects involving the evaluation and/or design and/or trying out of tests or parts of tests.
|No Exam Information
| After successful completion, participants should:
- Be familiar with a wide range of current ideas and methods in language testing.
- Be able to relate them to theories and assumptions about language, and learning, and human abilities.
- Have basic competence in writing classroom tests and evaluating published tests.
- Be able to use tests as research tools, e.g. in formative curriculum evaluation.
- Be familiar, at a basic level, with the concerns of professional test writers.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
Charteris Land 5.3
Thomson's Land G9
Charteris Land 5.3
Thomson's Land G10
|Course organiser||Dr Claudia Rosenhan
Tel: (0131 6)51 6464
|Course secretary||Mrs Moira Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206
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