Assessment, Evaluation, Measurement, & Testing Resources

If your find that any of these resource links or page headings are inaccurate or obsolete, please help correct or update them. If you have other resources to add, or want to to create another sub-section, please feel free to do so.


Articles/Periodicals


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Books/Chapters


Brown, J. D. (2003). Creating a Complete Language-Testing Program. In Christine A. Coombe & Nancy J. Hubley (Eds.), Assessment Practices, pp. 9-23 (Alexandria, VA: TESOL). Retrieved October 16, 2006, from http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/bin.asp?CID=203&DID=3781&DOC=FILE.PDF

Stoynoff, Stephen, and Chapelle, Carol A. (Eds.). (2005). Understanding Language Tests and Testing Practices. In ESOL Tests and Testing, pp. 1-23 (Alexandria, VA: TESOL). Retrieved October 16, 2006, from http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/docs/3500/3467.pdf

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Formative Assessment





Rubrics and Rubric Generators




Survey Tools

  • The list of survey tools here at present reflects only indications of what associates use, rather than recommendations of any kind. Please feel free to explore them at your own expense and risk. Brief, un-biased reviews are welcome. So are further pointers and suggestions.

Blogpoll

Custom Poll Builder for Bloggers (2007.07.24)
  • Produces scripts that you can use just about anywhere (Blogger & Vox, at least);
  • Offers advanced options such as preventing redundant votes from:
    • single IP addresses - may defeat use from computer labs!
    • single computers - depends on cookies set on users' computers
  • In order to embed scripts in Blogger posts, you must:
    • Use Edit HTML mode;
    • Insert embedding tags immediately preceding and following the script:
      • That is, "embed" between angle brackets before; and
      • "/embed" between angle brackets afterwards; AND
    • Publish without previewing or switching to Compose mode.

Pollhost

  • Produces output in a variety of formats, including HTML forms that you can you use in Blogger posts

SurveyMonkey


Zoomerang




Websites

  • We derived this list of websites from Allen (2002), and have begun to update and extend it recently (2006). Additional pointers are always welcome.

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/languagelearning/otherresources/actflproficiencyguidelines/contents.htm
[Originally published as: American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 1983. ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Revised 1985. Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: ACTFL Materials Center.]

Association of Language Testers in Europe: Framework & Can-do indexes
http://www.alte.org/can_do/framework/index.php
http://www.alte.org/can_do/index.php

Center for Canadian Language Benchmarks
http://www.language.ca/

Dave Sperling's ESL Cafe's Web Guide!: Quizzes
http://www.eslcafe.com/search/Quizzes/index.html

Internet TESL Journal's Self-Study Quizzes
http://iteslj.org/quizzes/

JALT Testing and Evaluation Special Interest Group website
http://jalt.org/test/

LTEST-L Archives
http://f05n16.cac.psu.edu/archives/ltest-l.html
Penn State archives for Language Testing Research and Practice

Penn State (2006). Information Sciences and Technology 110: Discussion Activity Directions.
http://blogs.3c.ist.psu.edu/camplese/?page_id=15
Example assessment schemes for blog-based submittals in discussion activities: organization, subject coverage and completion.

Rasch Measurements
http://209.41.24.153/rmt/index.htm [timed out (2006.10.16)]

Resources in Language Testing
http://www.le.ac.uk/education/testing/ltr.html

Standardized Tests


STEP/Eiken Test (English)
http://www.eiken.or.jp/english/index.html

STEP/Eiken Test (Japanese)
http://www.eiken.or.jp/

TESOL Standards and Other Initiatives
http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/seccss.asp?CID=86&DID=1556

TOEFL Home Page http://www.toefl.org/

TOEIC (English) http://www.toeic.com/

TOEIC (Japanese) http://www.toeic.or.jp/

Reference

Allen, T. (2002, August 1). AUGUST 2002 E-MAIL NEWSLETTER FROM NAGASAKI JALT.