Singapore University of Social Sciences

Testing and Assessment in Language Teaching (MLL305)

Synopsis

This course focuses on exposing students to best practices in language testing. All four key skills in language proficiency will be dealt with in this course as students would need to be competent at testing these skills. This would be a hands-on course where students will be expected to produce test items for discussion.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Issues of Validity
  • Issues of Reliability
  • Language Testing in the Malay Language Classroom
  • Production of Test Items
  • Item Analysis
  • Data Interpretation
  • Production of Malay Test Items
  • Issues Pertaining to Examinations and Assessments (Local and Global)

Learning Outcome

  • Illustrate the concepts of assessments in the classroom
  • Demonstrate the importance of assessment items in learning
  • Formulate different assessment items
  • Appraise different assessment items for their suitability
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