Technologies for Performance-Based Assessment
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Basic skills in technology and digital literacy are two key competencies identified by the Joint Interim Report of the Commission and Council (2005: 30). However, the reality of how much these competencies are incorporated and developed in the classroom is drastically different (ANECA, Libro Blanco. Estudios en el ámbito de las lenguas, literaturas y aspectos de cultura y civilización, 2004). This chapter proposes that the foreign/second language classroom is an optimal environment to remedy this disparity, not only in the activities that can be integrated in the classroom, but also through the use of technology for language assessment in a competence-based language curriculum. The chapter presents existing examples of technology for performance-based assessment and proposes different tools that can easily be used in the language classroom to integrate technology and performance-based assessment. Finally, the chapter suggests new lines of research in this novel field of technology and competence-based assessment.
KeywordsPerformance Assessment Language Learning Test Taker Computer Adaptive Testing Language Classroom
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