Look into assessment data and redesign language instruction

Cheng Hui CHEN, Chi Ming HO, Lung Chu TUNG, Magdalena Mo Ching MOK, Tsz Mei CHEUNG, Wai Chi LEUNG

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Abstract

School teachers, in the move of educational assessment reform in Hong Kong, are currently developing their professional competence on making a good use of assessment to enhance their own teaching. Both groups of school teachers and teacher educators are concerned with the issue about how to make sense of assessment data and to transform them into feedback useful to classroom instruction. This research seeks to understand the kinds of protocols of assessment data school teachers perceived as practical information to become useful feedback to their teaching. We conducted 2 types of protocols using different analysis methods of assessment data (that is, basic item analysis and Rasch model) to represent primary and secondary students' responses to objective test items assessing the competency of reading comprehension of Chinese literatures. We presented the protocols to primary and secondary school teachers who are teaching Chinese language subject in Hong Kong. After demonstrations, we interviewed the groups to understand their perceptions on the protocols. Results shows that teachers most value assessment data which can help in identifying students' strength and weakness, assuring test item quality, stimulating reflection on their teaching practice, and turns out to become the foundation for rebuilding their classroom instruction.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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Citation

Chen, C. H., Ho, C. M., Tung, L. C., Mok, M. M. C., Cheung, T. M. P., & Leung, W. C. (2007, May). Look into assessment data and redesign language instruction. Paper presented at Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference: Culture, Knowledge and Understanding, Singapore.

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Language and education