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CPD #001 Assessing Speaking

Topic: Assessing and giving feedback on spoken production in class.
Tags: #assessment #feedback #speaking
Description: In this session we'll look at what, when, how and why to assess speaking production in class.

 

 

Work through the reflective video tasks. Make a note of your answers so you can share your ideas later on.

What is Assessment?

Before you watch, consider these questions:

  • What comes to mind when you hear assessment?
  • What do normally give feedback on in a speaking class?

Why Do Assessment in Class?

Before you watch, consider these questions:

  • How do you do assessment in your speaking classes?
  • How do you use that assessment?
  • How do your students know how well they've done in your speaking class?
  • How do they know what to focus on in order to improve?

What Are we Assessing?

Before you watch, consider these questions:

  • What aspects of spoken production can we assess?

Assessing the Task

Before you watch, consider these questions:

  • When assessing a speaking task, what's more important: assessing language or assessing task-completion?

When to Assess?

Before you watch, consider these questions:

  • When is the best time to do assessment in production in a speaking class?
  • In your class, how do you make sure individual students get feedback relevant feedback?

Tips for Assessment

Before you watch, consider these questions:

  • What advice would you give to a new teacher on doing assessment well?

Preparing for the CPD Session

Thinking about your reflections on the questions above:

  • How well do you think you do assessment in your classes?
  • How do you know?

Think about a time when assessment went well for you:

  • How do you know?
  • What did you do?
  • Could you have improved it?

What more would you like to know about doing assessment in class?
Think of a couple of questions to ask your trainer?

Download the action sheet below to prepare for you follow session: