The Implementation of the Authentic Assessment in EFL Classes in Erbil

Ulker, Venera and Yildiz, Yunus (2021) The Implementation of the Authentic Assessment in EFL Classes in Erbil. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, 8 (2). pp. 206-221. ISSN 24091294

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To prepare students for their professional life through appropriate instruction and context, the most effective assessment types should be chosen to assess them. So, this study’s aim is to find out how frequently authentic assessment is applied in English foreign language classes in Erbil, Iraq. The major problem is that many teachers and educators complain that the results of examinations and tests are not satisfactory and do not represent the actual level of student’s language proficiency and this is due to inappropriate testing, the lack of alignment between the content, methods of instruction, lack of appropriate equipment and inappropriate classroom environment. This is why it is essential to analyze the current situation – applied assessment practices and the attitude towards authentic assessment, and to develop suitable recommendations for English foreign language teachers and educators. This study used quantitative approach to solve the problem and 95 teachers participated in the survey. The results of the questionnaire show that the significance of authentic assessment is well recognized by the teacher participants, and they try using it like making informal observations in the classroom. But when it comes to applying the formal types of assessment most of the respondents are still using the traditional types of assessment more often. Moreover, results of this research will be significant to helping teachers with implementing authentic assessment more by providing them with appropriate equipment, knowledge, and instructions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Authentic Assessment, Traditional Assessment, Assessment in Erbil, Assessment
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies > VOL 8, NO 2 (2021)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 07:32
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 07:32

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