Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
English Language Testing and Evaluation ELT 407 7 4 + 0 4 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi CİHAT ATAR
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Burcu KOÇ

Course Category
Course Objective

Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to master basic concepts of language testing, types of tests, major aspects of English language testing, procedures in preparing different kinds of test items, practice of preparing various types of questions, test preparation techniques for the purpose of measuring various English language skills, Assessment and analysis techniques statistical calculations

Course Content

At the completion of this course, the student should be able to recognize and form language tests. The students will master variety of assessment and Assessment knowledge. The student will then practice developing tests using strategies in various forms

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 learn the relation between teaching and testing Lecture, Question-Answer, Demonstration, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
2 learn the salient features of different approaches to language assessment Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
3 learn the similarities and differences between different approaches Lecture, Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
4 learn basic principles of language assessment Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
5 apply the basic principles of assessment to evaluate a classroom test Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
6 learn different types of tests Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
7 learn the steps of test construction Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
8 follow the steps to construct a test that follows the basic principles of assessment Lecture, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
9 learn the principles of scoring, grading, and giving feedback Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
10 learn what standardized testing is Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Testing, Assessing, and Teaching What is a test? Assessment and Teaching
2 Testing, Assessing, and Teaching Approaches to Language Testing: A Brief History Current Issues in Classroom Testing
3 Principles of Language Assessment Practicality Reliability Validity Authenticity
4 Principles of Language Assessment Applying Principles to the Evaluation of Classroom Tests
5 Designing Classroom Language Tests Test Types Some practical Steps to Test Construction Assessing Clear, Unambiguous Objectives Drawing up Test Specifications
6 Designing Classroom Language Tests Some practical Steps to Test Construction Devising Test Tasks Designing Multiple Choice Test Item
7 Designing Classroom Language Tests Scoring, Grading, and Giving Feedback
8 Designing Classroom Language Tests Scoring, Grading, and Giving Feedback
9 Standardized Testing What Is Standardization? Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized Tests
10 Standardized Testing Developing a Standardized Test
11 Standardized Testing Standardized Language Proficiency Testing Four Standardized Language Proficiency Tests
12 Standards-Based Assessment ELD Standards ELD Assessment
13 Standards-Based Assessment CASAS and SCANS Teacher Standards
14 Standards-Based Assessment The Consequences of Standards-Based and Standardized Testing Ethical Issues: Critical Language Testing
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes. X
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching. X
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint.
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching.
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students.
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students.
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way.
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society.
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher.
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development.
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language.
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning.
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests.
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 30
1. Ödev 15
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 6 96
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 8 128
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 226
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 9.04
dersAKTSKredisi 5