Curriculum, Testing, and Assessment – TESL 602

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/06/2022

Course Description

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

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Throughout this course, you will develop either a specific language course or a TESL language program, based on a case study, your present teaching situation, or one which you devise. This course or program will be developed piece by piece through the Portfolio Project. The Final Portfolio will be the culmination of all parts of the Portfolio Project as the completed course or program.

You will complete the following Portfolio Project assignments throughout the course:

Part 1- Overview Assignment

Part 2- Environmental Analysis Case Study Assignment

Part 3- Beliefs and Principles Statement Assignment

Part 4- Needs Analysis Assignment

Part 5- Goals and Objectives Assignment

Part 6- Content and Conceptualization Assignment

Part 7- Scope and Sequence Summary Assignment

Part 8- Final Portfolio Submission Assignment

During this course, you will develop various assessment devices and an assessment plan to measure learning objectives of your created course or TESL program.

You will complete the following Assessment Task Assignments throughout the course:

Assessment Techniques and Procedures Assignment

Evaluating Test Specifications Assignment

Continuum of Assessment Devices Assignment

Assessment and Evaluation Assignment