Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics - Online Course


This online course provides world language instructors with an understanding of the fundamentals of assessment.

The course lasts five weeks and includes five units that require 2 hours each. Unit 1 focuses on an introduction to assessment, including an explanation of different types of assessments and the specific uses for each type of assessment. Units 2 through 5 discuss in detail the four principles of effective assessment--validity, reliability, practicality, and impact--and provide specific examples of how each applies to real classroom assessment situations.

The course is held annually in the spring. Please email for inquiries about the course.