The Basics of Creating Assessments: From Principles to Practice
This workshop is for language instructors who want to learn the basic principles of developing assessments for classroom use. Workshop participants will be asked to respond to an online survey prior to the workshop to help plan activities. Participants will learn about the basic concepts of language assessment, including national standards for foreign language assessment, reliability, validity and practicality and how these principles apply to their own classrooms. Each participant will complete a needs assessment to determine their most salient assessment needs. Based on the results of each needs assessment, participants will work to conduct online searches for existing assessments. Then, participants will work together and in small groups to create assessment activities to meet their specific classroom needs.