CANDACE RENAUD (UNIVERSITAS ISLAM NEGERI SUNAN KALIJAGA)

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT FOR WRITING AND SPEAKING : LANGUAGE LEARNING

One of the most important questions that EFL teachers face is, “Are students learning what we think we are teaching in a way that enables them to apply what they learned in real-world settings?” The purpose of assessment should not be to simply determine if students have memorized facts, but to provide authentic feedback on tasks that are more closely aligned with problems and situations they may face in real-world settings. Traditional assessment relies on multiple-choice, true/false, and fill-in-the-blank type tests that limit the students’ responses to the questions created by the teacher. This workshop will note the differences between Authentic Assessment and Traditional Assessment, give participants an opportunity to develop at least one authentic activity for speaking and writing, and provide a simple method for assessing student performance on that activity.

Candace Renaud, is currently an English Language Fellow at Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta. Served her 2018-2019 Fellowship at Universitas Jambi, in Jambi, Indonesia. She is from the United States where she received her Bachelor of Science, Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Education in TESOL.