Topic 8: Assessing Reading & Writing (Assessing Vocab in Reading…
Topic 8: Assessing Reading & Writing
Discrete Feature Test
Testing of one element at a time
Multiple choice grammar/ vocabulary tasks
Fill in the blanks (sentence completion)
Yes/No True/False questions
Holistic Feature Test
Single criteria rubrics (one-dimensional) used to assess participants' overall achievement on an activity or item based on predefined achievement levels
Performance descriptions are written in paragraphs and usually in full sentences.
Assessing Vocab in Reading Comprehension
Students fill in the blanks, and their responses are counted correct if they are exact matches for the missing words
Question: "The synonym for dad is father" Answer: True
Specify how they can fix the issues.
Your feedback will likely not be helpful without ways they can fix the issues. Give examples.
Positive feedback first
. Telling the person what they are doing right first will soften the upcoming criticism. Be honest, but try to find something positive. You could focus either on the current task or on past work efforts
Explain your negative feedback
Acknowledge the work that the person has done.