Teaching development grants final and financial report: The Tertiary English Language Test (TELT)

Jane Elizabeth Mary LOCKWOOD

Research output: Other contributionTeaching Development Grants (TDG)

Abstract

Student outcomes for English language enhancement programmes are not measured in terms of content learned, but in terms of language proficiency levels gained. CLE needs to establish that the new curriculum pathway and programmes designed for the Year 1 BEd core curriculum is working. Language assessment is integral to answering this question and therefore a CLE common language assessment tool is required. This tool will measure language improvements across the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing and vocabulary provided by the programmes. It is proposed that a longitudinal study be carried out once the assessment tools have been checked for validity and reliability. An initial analysis has been carried out on the vocabulary test, using Rasch measurement, which suggests that the items developed so far are likely to be of good psychometric quality, but further item analysis needs to be done on all three components of the test in order to improve understanding of the information provided by the test. An external consultant will spend two days with the team in November 2006 to work on the TELT strategy and tasks for the coming year; to assist in the inter rater reliability data analysis and the item analysis and to assist in advising on the final TDG submission. Hence, an interim funding was requested to keep the project 'on track' whilst the full TDG is prepared.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Citation

Lockwood, J. (2007). Teaching development grants final and financial report: The Tertiary English Language Test (TELT). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Keywords

  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Report
  • TDG project code: T3281
  • Period: TDG 2006-2007
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)

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