> School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Carleton University
> Second Language Institute, University of Ottawa
> IS CRITERION-REFERENCED TESTING THE MISSING LINK
> IN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM?
> Presented by
> J. D. Brown
> Professor of Second Language Studies
> University of Hawai i at Manoa
> This talk will center on criterion-referenced testing and its
> importance to language curriculum development. The talk will begin
> with discussion of the crucial differences between
> criterion-referenced tests and norm-referenced tests in terms of
> purposes, types of decisions, levels of generality, students'
> expectations, score interpretations, and score report strategies.
> Logistical differences will also be discussed in terms of group size,
> ranges of abilities, test length, time allowed, and cost. In addition,
> the beneficial effects of sound criterion-referenced testing will be
> discussed in terms of doing needs assessment, setting objectives,
> testing itself, developing materials, teaching, and program
> evaluation. Curriculum that relies solely on norm-referenced tests is
> truly missing a link.
> Friday, November 14, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
> Room 101 Azrieli Theatre, Carleton University
> 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
> Carleton University School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
> Intensive Graduate Seminar
> Criterion-Referenced Language Testing: Old Issues and New Developments
> J. D. Brown
> Friday, November 14th 2:30 4:30 (101 Azrieli Theatre)
> Saturday, November 15th 9:00 4:30 (202 Tory Building)
> Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
> About the Seminar:
> This graduate-level seminar will address emerging issues and new
> developments in criterion-referenced testing. The seminar will draw on
> two of Professor Brown s recently published books:
> Criterion-referenced Language Testing (2002) and An Investigation of
> Second Language Task-based Performance Assessments (2002).
> Participants will be provided with a reading list upon registration.
> James Dean ("JD") Brown is Professor of Second Language Studies at the
> University of Hawai i at Manoa. He has published many
> widely-circulated and well-respected articles and books on language
> testing, curriculum design and research methods.
> Space is limited Call: (613) 520-2600 x2271 or E-mail:
> [log in to unmask] with inquiries or to register for the
> intensive seminar (Cost - $70, Graduate Students - $ 30)
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