Curriculum, Testing, and Assessment – TESL 602

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course focuses on language specific curricular design, student assessment, and protocols for standard test creation.

Prerequisite

TESL 600

Rationale

An integral component of teaching is the ability to understand, design, and evaluate curriculum and its related assessment devices. This course enables students to investigate recent approaches, theories, and concepts of curriculum design as well as methods and protocols for developing effective assessment tools. Acquiring these skills and information will enable teachers to become more effective and efficient educators.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the major approaches and methods to developing a language curriculum.
  2. Identify and describe the major methods and components of standard (TOEFL) and alternative assessment tools for second language acquisition.
  3. Demonstrate acquired knowledge by building a curriculum for second language acquisition.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the major assessment concepts, research findings and tools by developing standard and non-standard assessment tools.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 300 words, except the thread for Discussion Board Forum 4, which does not need to meet a length requirement. Each thread must demonstrate course-related knowledge and graduate-level writing with regard to content and style. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. Current APA format must be used for bibliographical entries and in-text citations.

Written Assignments (8)

  1. Overview
  2. Environmental Analysis
  3. Beliefs and Principles Statement
  4. Needs Analysis
  5. Goals and Objectives
  6. Content Conceptualization
  7. Scope and Sequence Summary
  8. Final Portfolio

Assessment Tasks (4)

The student will develop assessment devices and an assessment plan to measure learning objectives of the created course or program.

Quiz

The quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes and contain 11 multiple-choice, multiple-answer, true/false, and matching questions. The time limit for the quiz is 2 hours.