Practical assessment tools for college Japanese

Practical Assessment Tools for College Japanese collects 21 peer-reviewed assessment modules that were developed by teachers of Japanese who participated in the Assessments for Japanese Language Instruction Summer Institute at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in summer 2012. Each module presents a practical assessment idea that can be adopted or adapted for the reader’s own formative or summative assessment of their Japanese language learners. For ease of use, each module is organized in approximately the same way including background information, aims, levels, assessment times, resources, procedures, caveats and options, references, and other appended information.

Contents

Preface/序文
About the Editors

Assessing Speaking Skills


1 Developing a Student-Centered Oral Test for a Beginning-Level Japanese Course
Waka Tominaga
2 Oral Performance Test as a Formative Assessment in an Intermediate-Level College Japanese Language Course
Yasuko Takata Rallings
3 Oral Performance Development Tool
Noriko Taira Yasohama
4 An Oral Test Idea Incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Shioko Yonezawa4
5 Japanese Language Oral Proficiency Placement Examination
Sanako Mitsugi

Assessing Writing Skills


6 Assessing Written Skills in Research Paper Projects
Priya Ananth
7 Assessment for Students’ Writing Skills in First-Year Japanese Courses
Michiko T. Croft
8 Rubric Development for Japanese Writing: Linking Cut-off Scores to an Analytic Rubric
Rika Kinoshita
9 ePortfolio for a Program Assessment
Rika Ito
10 A Scoring Method for Composition Tests: Second-Semester Intermediate Japanese
Mari Stever

Assessing Reading and Transition Skills

11 A Unit Test for Reading, Writing, and Cultural Analysis at the Advanced Level
Yasufumi Iwasaki
12 Teaching Translation at a College-Level Japanese Language Program: Raising Student Awareness on Translation Evaluation
Yumiko Tateyama
13 Standards-Based Final Examination for an Intermediate-Level College Japanese Language Course
Satomi Saito

Assessing Projects and Cross-Culture Knowledge

14 Promoting Negotiation through Assessment Tools: Self and Peer- Evaluation in “Relay Method Project”
Yuka Akiyama
15 Scoring Rubrics for a Comic Life Project in a Beginning-Level College Japanese Language Course
Masako Inamoto
16 Incorporating Self-Assessment Sheets into Intermediate Japanese Four- Skill Projects
Naoko Nemoto
17 Japanese Cultural Perspective Test
Koji Tanno

Assessment for Promoting Learning Skills and Learner Autonomy

18 Assessment for Service-Learning in Japanese
Mayumi Hirata
19 Assessment of Learner Autonomy through a Cyberspace Project
Hideko Shimizu
20 “Can-do” Style Self-Assessment for a Beginning-Level College Japanese Course
Tomonori Nagano
21 Charting Self-Assessment on their Educational Journey for Beginning Japanese Students
Lisa Kobuke

Tagged as 2010-2014 assessment lctl research