Understanding Different Types of Tests and Assessments

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20 minutes, 29 seconds

This course examines the different types of tests and assessments that you, as a teacher, might develop or that students might encounter in their path toward greater English proficiency. Due to the wide variety of different test types, it is helpful to develop a vocabulary to better understand the various characteristics of test types. This course will discuss standardized, placement, and diagnostic assessments. It will identify the difference between formative and summative tests and assessments and conclude with a discussion of dynamic assessment.

Course Agenda:

1. Types of Tests and Assessments and Their Uses
2. Formative vs. Summative Assessment
3. Characteristics of Formative Assessment
4. Dynamic Assessment