ENGL 576 -- Winter Quarter 2006

Testing & Evaluation of English as a Second Language Silberstein TTh 10:30-12:20

This course is an overview of language testing with an emphasis on teacher-prepared classroom tests. The major goals of the course are:
1. to provide students practice in developing, analyzing, and refining tests
2. to introduce students to key concepts and major debates in language testing
3. to provide students some experience with commercially available assessment tools
4. to familiarize students with basic test statistics so that they can test their own tests and understand the claims made about commercially available exams

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