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BALANCED ASSESSMENT: USING LINGUAFOLIO ONLINE IN LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT LANGUAGES. Carl Falsgraf Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) University of Oregon. WHY WE HATE ASSESSMENT.

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balanced assessment using linguafolio online in less commonly taught languages

BALANCED ASSESSMENT:USING LINGUAFOLIO ONLINE IN LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT LANGUAGES

Carl Falsgraf

Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS)

University of Oregon

why we hate assessment
WHY WE HATE ASSESSMENT

“I JUST WANT TO TEACH IN PEACE AND GIVE GRADES TO STUDENTS. I RESENT MUCH OF THE ASSESSMENT STUFF AS WAYS OF CRITICIZING TEACHERS FOR WASTING TAXPAYERS’ MONEY”

more reasons to hate assessment
More reasons to hate assessment
  • Tests trivialize liberal education
  • Academic freedom
  • Assessment crowds out teaching
the measurement paradigm
The Measurement Paradigm
  • Stable body of knowledge and abilities
  • Can be elicited using scientific procedures
  • Elicitations can be analyzed using mathematical models
  • Examples: SAT, GRE, TOEFL
assessment for learning

ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING

“Assessment Manifesto” Stiggins (2008)

Effective classroom assessment improves student performance .5~1.0 standard deviations.

(Black & Wiliam, 1998)

balanced assessment
Balanced Assessment
  • Evaluation = Assessment = Testing
  • Multiple measures, judges, purposes
  • A portrait, not just a number
  • Tied to local and personal needs
  • Common goals, diverse evidence
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Assessment of Learning

Assessment for Learning

Evaluation >> Description

Sorting >> Documenting

Time-driven >> Proficiency-driven

passport
Passport

OPI IM

AP 4

STAMP 5 6 4 5

HSK 3

Interculturality

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STARTALK 2008 PILOT

• Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Persian

• 2600 students

• Nearly 100% participation

• 75% updated multiple times

• Over 10,000 pieces of evidence

the genius of linguafolio
THE GENIUS OF LINGUAFOLIO
  • Works in any language (Yes, yours!)
  • Works in any curriculum
  • Provides students/employers with info
  • Gives us a common vocabulary

• Helps students learn

  • Supports advocacy
  • Improves teacher-student relationship
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A GOOD REFEREE

A GOOD ADVOCATE

• FAIR

• RESPONSIBLE

• FOLLOWS RULES

• IS HATED

• SUPPORTS

• ORGANIZES EVIDENCE

• GIVES GOOD ADVICE

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LFO 2.0: 2009-14

• Student management system = data analysis

• Sub-CanDo customization

• Custom dossier

• Interculturality reflection items

• Teacher PD social network

• Student social network

• CanDo-related learning activities