Fukuoka JALT:

Beyond "political correctness" in language assessment: A view from an outsider

Date: Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Speaker: H. Douglas Brown, San Francisco State University

Description:
Please note that this meeting is on a Tuesday. For many decades, English language tests and assessments have conformed to such long-standing principles as practicality, reliability, and construct validity, all of which are sound, "politically correct" foundations. However, such testing practices often lack the authenticity, the washback, and content validity present in more performance-based, biased-for-best, formative, and collaborative evaluation of language abilities. The presenter will offer some practical examples of transforming traditional tests into what may perhaps be politically incorrect, but nevertheless authentic assessments. Audience participation will be solicited!

Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)

Cost: free

Venue: Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Tenjin Satellite Campus (9F), Tenjin 2-8-38, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi map

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

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