Assessment activities

The interesting thing for me in this unit was making the series of questions that I was to assess in the students, either informal and informal way, but to thing on every little aspect I was going to assess is very interesting

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Self-assessment of the course

Assignments requested

3- Did all the assignments.

2- Did between 80 & 60 % of the assignments. – Yes

1- Did less than half of the assignments.

 

Concerning class sessions

2- Always on time. – Yes

1- Missed one or two sessions.

0- Missed two or more sessions

Regarding Classmates comments

2- Did you respond to your classmates work when ask to? – No

1- Did you respond most of the times when ask to? – No

0- Did you respond very little or none at all? – No

 Did you respond by giving good observations, defending your/the classmate point of view? – No

 Did you respond just because you needed to respond something? – No

I would have my students writing a diary during the whole semester, so the students can grade themselves at the end of the semester and self-editing their work, if I have a listening class I would make a roll-play so the students can have “counseling sessions” so the can also practice their speaking ability and the can grading their mistakes.

Advantages:

  1. Self-assessment can give us a perspective of student’s expectations, necessities, problems and frustrations in the L2/FLL process.
  2. Self-assessment can give us a more humanistic perspective of the student’s development, in other words how do students’ feel, it is a means of checking their emotional thermometer and measuring the level of anxiety they experiment.
  3. Self-assessment can reveal the students’ attitude towards the course, the language they are studying, the materials and activities.
  4. Self-assessment can also give hints of the students’ opinion about the course and their feelings or perception about their progress in learning the L2/FL.
  5. Self-assessment is also an important indicator of how mature our students are.
  6. Self-assessment develops more interest in the course from students.
  7. Self-assessment can aid students’ in taking responsibility of their own learning.

Disadvantages:

  1. It can be fairly unreliable if students do not trust the teacher, or if grading is in stakes; e.g., if students know that if they give themselves a bad grade this will impact their score.
  2. It can be time-consuming if not planed adequately.
  3. It can be taken as an opportunity to attack the teacher.
  4. Depending on the students’ maturity, it might not be taken seriously, and thus seen only as a means from the teacher to waste time as if he/she had nothing else to do.
  5. It requires from the students to be trained in order to work adequately.
  6. It is difficult to apply in lower levels.
  7. If not done orally, sometimes, e. g. in writing, it can be ignored and thus rendered worthless.

To me the most interesting thing to do was to be able and make an exam, the fact of actually desing one, to weight the items, etc. to see if the have coherence, and all the things you have to do as a teacher at doing an  exam, I nver thought it was so much work to do.

 

For me waht I have understood in this unit its to know the diferent way you can select the items to your test, this could be, not only according to the age of the student, but also on waht you want to teach them if you want to emphasize reading or writing, etc

Speaking: In this skill the activities that I like is asking for the opinion of my students because I think this will, in a way, removed the fear or shyness in the students.

Reading: In this skill I like to do some scanning for some specific information in the reading made in class and the intensive reading because i hink it will help more to the students with this skill.

Writing: The activityI like in this skill are write your own final because i can listen to the students progress in this skill.

Listening: In this skill i like to let my students sing and i also will put them to answer some questions while their are listening to a certain history.

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