Lesson 4: Key Ideas in Assessment


In order to decide what methods to use in assessment, it is important to clarify what you are trying to assess. While there are numerous methods to assess language, what you want to measure will determine how you assess students.

For example, is the assessment about the ability to use certain phrases appropriately in a situation? Or the comprehension of written text in a foreign language? Or progress toward the course goals?

Think about how you would define each of these three terms:

  • measurement
  • evidence
  • inference

The concept of validity.

Duration: 05:50