Assessment Across Online Language Education - Stephanie Link

Assessment Across Online Language Education - Stephanie Link

12. Argument-based Approach to Validation in Online Language Education

Assessment Across Online Language Education - Stephanie Link

Erik Voss [+-]
Northeastern University
Erik Voss is an Associate Teaching Professor at Northeastern University. His research focuses on validation research, corpus linguistics, and language assessment and technology. He has presented on technology use in the language classroom and language assessment research at domestic and international conferences and workshops.

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The goal of learning-oriented assessment is to provide feedback to support language learning. In fact, Popham (2014) suggests that teachers who use effective educational assessments will become better teachers. However, in order to be confident that the language assessment scores are appropriate for their intended purpose and correct decisions are being made based on the interpretation of the scores, such assessments need to be evaluated through a validation process. This chapter will highlight the importance of validation of learner-oriented assessment practices. Next, it will present the framework for the argument-based approach to validation (Chapelle, Enright, & Jamieson, 2008; Kane, 2006). The chapter will conclude with a consideration how the argument-based framework can provide effective assessment information for evaluation of language learning and pedagogical practices in online language environments.

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Voss, Erik. 12. Argument-based Approach to Validation in Online Language Education. Assessment Across Online Language Education. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 239-256 Feb 2018. ISBN 9781781797013. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34396. Date accessed: 27 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34396. Feb 2018

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