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TESOL Videos - Evaluation and Testing of Students - Forms of Testing and Evaluation
This video is part of our video series on "Evaluation and Testing of Students". In this video, we cover the different types of evaluations and testings that teachers, not only those working in the EFL field, will come across over the course of their career.
This is what one of our TEFL graduates feels he has gained from the course, or a part of it, and how he plans to put into action what he has learned.
Assessment is at the heart of education: teachers and parents use test scores to gauge a students? academic strengths and weaknesses. You can't know where you're going unless you know where you are. Thus, the teacher can not built appropriate educational plan, unless he or she doesn?t know the current level of the students. Testing serves three main purposes. Tests are diagnostic tools that help you establish what students already know. Tests are formative because they give students feedback as well as help you to improve your instruction. Finally, tests evaluate student performance for the purpose of assigning a final grade. We can perform evaluation for the students before the school year or course launch; we can test them again after every new topic or before the end of the term; we can simply not to test the students at all when their improvement is evident to the teacher. But what is the most important about evaluation moments, that not the teacher, neither the students should think about tests and exams as a burden they need to bear. They shouldn?t think about evaluation as an inevitable troubles both of them, the teacher and have to go through. Because, this way of thinking will turn the teaching/learning process to the simple preparation for the exams. The tests itself for the students and the tests? results evaluation for the teachers are two the most threatening steps. But we need to understand ourselves and explain it to the students that the evaluation process is not a tool for humiliation but chance for the improvement.