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PROGRAMA PER A L’ENSENYAMENT DE L’ANGLÈS A L’EDUCACIÓ INFANTIL I PRIMÀRIA
The word ‘assess’ Comes from the Latin verb ‘assidere’ meaning ‘to sit with’. In assessment one is supposed to sit with the learner. This implies it is something we do with and for students and not to students (Green, 1998)
Assessment • Purposes of assessment • Key concepts • Prejudices, problems, suggestions & solutions • Assessment tools • Conclusions
Assessment Techniques / Tools • • • • • • •
Observation Structured assessment activities Self assessment - Peer assessment Conferencing Projects Traditional tests Take-home tasks
CONCLUSIONS • Assessment should be seen from a learningcentred perspective. • Assessment should support learning and teaching. • Assessment is more than testing. • Assessment should be congruent with learning. • Children and parents should understand assessment issues.