Validity of paper and pencil test given to students of the B.A in TEFL in the second academic year, semester I - 2011 /

Escobar Chávez, Blanca Doris and Gómez Díaz, Ana Deysi (2012) Validity of paper and pencil test given to students of the B.A in TEFL in the second academic year, semester I - 2011 /. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.


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To assess students’ proficiency is to make sure that they have become able to perform or display a skill, an ability or knowledge on a required subject. Testing students proficiency in the acquisition of English as a second or foreign language must also fulfil the objectives by deciding important matters when actually testing them such as: what should be tested, the types of items to use, how long it should take and whether a textbook assessment or a eacher-made test should be used. All of these matters are important because a test should be esigned in a way that includes all the contents taught in class and that it accomplishes all the requirements needed to be valid. Tests involve students writing down their responses to uestions or problems. They constitute a written evidence for teachers to be able to gather a large quantity of information from students’ learning. Tests are formal ways to measure students’ progress or achievement. Those can be short quizzes, mid-term exams, or final term exams, all with the purpose to know the extent students have understood the classes. As a consequence, tests are important for getting information about students learning, the first important decision when preparing to assess students’ achievement is to identify the information and skills that will be tested. A valid achievement test is one that provides students a fair opportunity to show what they have learned from instruction. The most important contents of a test should be based on the objectives and actual instruction that took place during classes, so that students have a fair chance to demonstrate what they have learned when they are taking tests. For instance, at the moment of preparing a test, a teacher must take into consideration that it has to be well designed in order to get real outcomes from students’ acquisition and learning of the new language. Teachers should also know that their evaluation system must be according to the objectives stated in the program, and that any test carried out must have a good degree of validity in order to evaluate and assess the students learning in a correct way.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enseñanza del idioma inglés
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Santos Sanchez Rodriguez
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 15:16
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 19:57

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