Evaluacón ILE Introduction to the Course

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  • 1. EVALUACIN EN EL PROCESO DE ENSEANZA DEL INGLS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA Prof. Rosynella Cardozo R. Prof. Jonathan Magdalena Instituto Pedaggico de Caracas Departamento de Idiomas Modernos Ctedra de Lingstica - Cdigo IIU115-


  • 1.- Review of main concepts
  • a.- Generations in evaluation
  • b.- Evaluation and assessment
  • 2.- Test Characteristics
  • 3.- Principles of test design test formats
  • 4.- Communicative testing


  • 5.- Test analysis and design
  • 6.- Informal assessment
  • 7.- Self assessment
  • 8.- Evaluation


  • 1st Generation: evaluatorsmeasureparticipants
  • 2nd Generation: evaluatorsdescribeparticipants
  • 3rd Generation: evaluatorsjudgeparticipants
  • 4th Generation: evaluatorsnegotiatewith participants

Guba, E. and Lincoln, Y. (1989).Fourth Generation Evaluation.Newbury Park: Sage Publications Inc. 5. EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT Assessment Analysis of documents Appraisals Evaluation Evaluation Evaluation Evaluation Administrators Counselors Teachers Community members 6. 1-EVALUATION

  • Evaluation is a natural activity which consists of making value judgments constantly. However, evaluation itself is not usually carried out in a principled and systematic way.
  • The implications of evaluating in an educational context are more powerful than those related to the social setting. As a result, it becomes crucial that careful thought is given to make explicit what is being evaluated and the criteria by which it is being judged.
  • Therefore, Evaluation (in the pedagogical context) refers tothe act of making value judgments in a systematic way, using a principled, well-defined criteria to determine the product of education.

. 7. TYPES OF EVALUATION Congruent Formative Summative

  • Before the process begins.
  • To predictresults.
  • Throughout the whole process.
  • To reinforceor improve it.
  • At the end of (a stage of) the process.
  • To quantify it through the use of grades.


  • To diagnose the needs of participants.
  • To determine how effective a process is (so as to improve it).
  • To orient or reorient a process.
  • To obtain feedback about classroom practiced and progress.
  • To confirm the validity of all features in the education context.
  • To determine and monitor students weaknesses or strengths.
  • To determine the programs appropriateness.
  • To check on the strategies and the students response to them.
  • To take decisions.


  • Accountability:Summative . Determines whether there has been value for money; whether something has been effective or not. It informs to decide is to continueor to be drastically removed. How? Analysis of statistical data. Who? Policy makers and resource providers.
  • Curriculum Development :Formative.Involves information to be used as the basis of future planning and action. Improvement and renewal of curriculum. How? Responses to questionnaires, interviews, diaries. Who? Teachers and curriculum developers.
  • Teacher self-development:Formative.To raise consciousness on teachers and other practitioners about what actually happens in the classroom. How? Self-assessment, awareness-raising activities. Who? Teachers.
  • Students outcome :Formative.To check on students behavior (non-linguistic factors) and performance (linguistic factors). How? Self and peer-assessment and informal assessment. Who? Students.


  • Assessment refers to the collection of data to describe or better understand an issue. In general, it appears the term assessment if more often used when in relation to educational programs. For example, assessment is the "systematic collection, review and use of information about education programs undertaken for the purpose of improving learning and development" (Student Outcome Learning Assessment, 2004). In conclusion,assessment refers to the measurement of performance to determine if the ends of teaching have been achieved,whereas evaluation refers to the judgments based on that information.

. 11. TYPES OF ASSESSMENT FormalAssessment (TESTING) InformalAssessment Self - Peer Assessment

  • Tests:
  • Exams
  • Quizzes
  • Workshops
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Homework
  • Etc.
  • Questionnaires
  • Diaries
  • Surveys
  • Descriptions
  • Etc.

12. WHO SHOULD USE ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION? . Job Description Examples of why they need Assessment, Research and Evaluation Policy Makers set standards, focus on goals, monitor the quality of education, formulate policies, direct resources including personnel and money, and determine effects of tests Administration are school/departments meeting the goals of the University, appropriateness of curriculums and course, identify program strengths and weaknesses, designate program priorities, assess alternatives, plan and improve programs Teachers refine curriculum, perform individual diagnosis and prescription, monitor student progress, how much knowledge students are retaining from current teaching methods, provide feedback to students Researchers is research meeting the goal of the proposal (especially if funding is reliant on grant money that requires progress reports), how to improve the program, find unexpected outcomes 13. 2.- TESTCHARACTERISTICS .- Validity A test isvalidif it measures accurately what it is intended to measure(Hughes, A., 1989). .- Reliability A test isreliableif it measures consistently.Results must be stable. .- Practicality Aspects affecting time, money, effort, resources .- Washback Influence of tests on teaching and learning 14. 3.-PRINCIPLES OF TEST DESIGN TESTS FORMATS

  • -Guidelinesfor item design
  • -Formats
  • - Sampleitems

15. 4 .- COMMUNICATIVE TESTING Relevance Contextualization Meaningfulness Authenticity 16.

  • Analysis of authentic tests from different contexts prior to test/item design