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11th International Conference on Language Teacher Education

May 30–June 1, 2019

The Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

Pre-Conference Workshop (PM5): Speaking Assessment: Preparing Educators for Effective Classroom Practices

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM–4:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
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Program Summary

Effective speaking assessment, including both formative, classroom-based tools and standardized assessment, can provide valuable information about student language growth and support effective instruction. However, assessing speaking presents many practical and conceptual challenges for educators. In this workshop, participants will review sample speaking assessments, consider the knowledge base needed to use, score, interpret, and apply speaking assessments effectively, and discuss best practices for developing educator knowledge in this area. The workshop will include scenario-based discussions and sample assessments. The workshop will cover the following three topics: 1) overview of the knowledge base of speaking assessment using example assessments; 2) scenario-based discussions about key challenges educators face in assessing speaking; and 3) resources related to speaking assessment for use in language teacher education.

Lead Presenter/organizer

Meg Montee, Georgetown University