Formative Testing for adult migrants preparing for higher education: Suggested testing constructs, tasks and rating scales
Jun 01

Formative Testing for adult migrants preparing for higher education: Suggested testing constructs, tasks and rating scales



This testing framework includes a set of testing constructs, test tasks and rating scales developed over several months based on the needs of adult migrants preparing for entry into Higher Education. Using the descriptors and competences described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the team developed a open testing model that would allow adult learners to prepare for the requirements of English language proficiency tests such as IELTS, necessary for entry into universities. This assessment provides an intermediate step for learners to engage in smaller and more approachable versions of the test tasks they will eventually have to prepare for international proficiency tests. 

Target language
English
Level (CEFR/ACTFL)
Intermediate (B)
Beginning date
07 / 01 / 2018
End date
23 / 03 / 2018
Created by
Trinity College Dublin (IE)
Implemented at
Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College Dublin (IE)
Audience
- Higher Education - Teacher Training - Lifelong Learning
Educational technologies and tools
- Assessment and feedback [questionnaires, learning analytics, surveys, pools, tests, etc.]
Teaching methods
- Face-to-face learning/blended learning/online learning - Lectures/(Hands-on) practice/Internships/Community service/Seminars/Oral presentations/Group discussions
Contact information
Dr Lorna Carson, Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Room 4019, Arts Building
Trinity College, The University of Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

carsonle@tcd.ie
www.tcd.ie/slscs
How to cite this best practice?
Carson, Lorna; Chavez, Daniel Izzeddin, Azad Nolan, Kevin Willoughby, Roy. (2018). "Formative Testing for adult migrants preparing for higher education: Suggested testing constructs, tasks and rating scales". Online: https://foco.usal.es/en/fichas/formative-testing-for-adult-migrants-preparing-for-higher-education-suggested-testing-constructs-tasks-and-rating-scales/. Repositorio FOCO [21-09-2019].