Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Testing and Evaluation ELT 504 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. GÜLDEN KAYA UYANIK
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. GÜLDEN KAYA UYANIK,
Course Assistants Res. Assist. Merve SAVAŞÇI
Course Category
Course Objective MA students´ expertise on basic concepts, techniques and implementations on language proficiency and language development is aimed in this course.
Course Content Testing and Teaching
Approches to testing
Test types and charateristics
Test usefulness model
Validity
Reliability
Washback
Authenticty
Fairness
Bias
Test construction
Test validation
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 A graduate of the course knows and comprehends the concepts of testing and evaluation in ELT. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
2 A graduate of the course analyzes the methods and applications of the testing and evaluation to monitor the language develpment. Lecture, Motivations to Show, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 A graduate of the course prepares, applies and evaluates the testing and evaluation tools for certain student groups. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
4 A graduate of the course knows the testing tools, and analyzes them in terms of validity and reliability. Lecture, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Testing, measurement, evaluation, teaching, learning,
3 Approaches to testing
4 Test types and characteristics
5 Test usefulness model/authenticity
6 Validity/bias
7 Reliabuility/fairness
8 Midterm exam
9 Test development
10 Item analysis
11 Test validation
12 Current challenges in testing
13 Future directions in nlanguage testing
14 Conclusion
Resources
Course Notes Understanding Language Testing, by Dan Douglas (2010)
Course Resources Language Testing and Assessment: An advanced resource book by G. Fulcher and F., Davidson (2007)
Testing in Language Programs, by J. D. Brown (2005)
Understanding and Developing Language Tests, by C. Weir (2005)
Statistical Analyses for Language Testing, L. Bachman (1996)
Language Testing in Practice, by L. Bachman & Palmer (1996)
Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing by L. Bachman (1990)
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department possesses mastery on ELT. X
2 A graduate of the department knows and comprehends the latest innovations in ELT. X
3 A graduate of the department knows how to implement the gained knowledge to the language teaching classrooms. X
4 A graduate of the department follows the literature and knows how to find the specific information. X
5 A graduate of the department proposes new ideas on the field and conducts researches and studies on them. X
6 A graduate of the department comprehends the research methods and techniques, and gets use of them in the process of research. X
7 A graduate of the department possesses qualified knowledge to synthesize the theoretical and applicable knowledege of ELT X
8 A graduate of the department knows and comprehends the approaches and methods of assessment and evaluation. X
9 A graduate of the department synthesizes the linguistics and language acquisition with language teaching. X
10 With the help of critical thinking skill, a graduate of the department is able to find the deficit issues among the literature and seeks to study on these. X
11 A graduate of the department learns about the stages of data collection, data analysis, and publishing related to their field of study on scientific and ethical grounds. X
12 A graduate of the department develops the skills necessary for interdisciplinary interaction and produce new and functional information by synthesizing it. X
13 A graduate of the department develops a positive attitude for sustainable development, determine personal and occupational goals related to ELT, look for opportunities and use research methods and techniques necessary for further career development. X
14 A graduate of the department is equipped with relevant skills to examine the native language and the foreign language in terms of grammatical, linguistic and literary perspectives and to utilize similarities and differences didactically throughout this examination. X
15 A graduate of the department is able to do scientific presentations at national and international meetings. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 100
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Assignment 1 3 3
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 141
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.64
dersAKTSKredisi 6