Speaker: Dr Nguyen Thi Ngoc Quynh
Main facilitator: Dr Le Tram Huong
Facilitators: Ms Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Ms Pham Thi Thanh Huyen, Ms Dao Thi Ngan, Ms Hoang Thi Sau, Ms Ta Thi Mai Huong
This webinar starts with a technical definition of a language test, the purposes or decisions that test results can be used for, and different test types with specific examples in educational practices. It then introduces how to identify test constructs in relation to the language competency framework, a course curriculum and its expected learning outcomes in order to assure the systematicity and substantive grounding of the assessments. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the concepts of difficulty and complexity levels of test items, test specification, and test task types. The webinar uses specific examples and input from Vietnamese K-12 English teachers of the new textbook for its practice activities. It also recommends some resources for teachers for their test development.