FERNANDO FLEURQUIN (MICHIGAN LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT)

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK CAN GUIDE AND INFLUENCE LEARNING AND TEACHING : LANGUAGE TESTING AND ASSESSMENT

Assessment can better support teaching and learning if rich feedback is provided to test takers and teachers. In this workshop, participants will explore how large-scale exams can serve not only summative but also formative assessment purposes. Participants will first reflect on how the exams they use serve formative and/or summative purposes and will come up with suggestions for effective assessments that have a high formative impact. Next, presenters will report on the development of tasks and scoring approaches for a large-scale four-skill test of English as a foreign language designed to measure the progress of secondary school-age learners and to allow for the provision of individualized feedback to learners through a unique score report. Last, the audience will discuss how learners (and their teachers and parents) can make the best use of detailed feedback from large-scale exams to support further learning, personalize teaching, and enhance the positive impact of exams.

With 35 years of experience in ELT, Dr. Fernando Fleurquin, is currently working at Michigan Language Assessment.. A conference presenter in 20+ countries, he is a medical doctor, has a master’s degree in Marketing & Business Management, and is an EdD candidate in Higher Education.