Lesson 1: Introduction to Language Assessment

Sample Test

This sample test was given at the end of a semester to a class of beginning/low intermediate English language learners. We can assume that some vocabulary and grammar are things that students learned in the course. It is not a "perfect" test (none are) and we will critique things in it.

To develop better assessment tools, teachers should consider three questions in the process: Why, What, and How.

Please take the sample test, reflecting on the questions as you complete them.

Sample Test

  • Which questions were easier? Why?
  • Which questions were more difficult? Why?
  • Which questions have you used in tests in your class?
  • Which questions are most difficult to develop?

A discussion of the sample test.

Duration: 03:30


Language teachers compare experiences using similar tests.

Duration: 02:00