Chapter 33. Diagnostic and Formative Assessment

  1. Bernard Spolsky and
  2. Francis M. Hult
  1. Ari Huhta

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694138.ch33

The Handbook of Educational Linguistics

The Handbook of Educational Linguistics

How to Cite

Huhta, A. (2008) Diagnostic and Formative Assessment, in The Handbook of Educational Linguistics (eds B. Spolsky and F. M. Hult), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694138.ch33

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405154109

Online ISBN: 9780470694138

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Keywords:

  • formative assessment;
  • informal observations;
  • comprehension skills;
  • TOEFL;
  • common european framework

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Defining Diagnostic and Formative Assessment

  • Diagnostic and Formative Assessment in General Education

  • Diagnostic and Formative Assessment in Second/Foreign Language Assessment

  • Dynamic Assessment and Other Close Relatives

  • Comparing Diagnostic, Formative, and Other Assessments

  • Effects of Assessment on Learning

  • Ability to Diagnose Performance

  • Nature and Practices of Formative Assessment

  • Diagnosis of Comprehension Skills

  • Content and Construct of Assessment

  • Conclusions