Challenges and Difficulties of Test Compilation 1st Year Professional Master Degree Students in “Assessment, Testing and Standards of Foreign Language” Module

Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences

Year: 2022

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Challenges and Difficulties of Test Compilation 1st Year Professional Master Degree Students in “Assessment, Testing and Standards of Foreign Language” Module

Dr. Lorena Robo

 

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The aim of this paper is to present the challenges students of master degree and teachers face when it comes to test compilation. Assessment is an important process of learning which intends to provide a systematic indication of the quality of students’ learning for both teachers and students. It maintains standards in professional education and in higher education generally and motivates students throughout their studies. The study highlights the difficulties students encountered while designing a test during the “Testing, assessment and standards of foreign languages” module. The focus of the test compilation was the set of 12 lectures covered in this module. The study was conducted under a task driven research. After students designed the tests they were analyzed according to criteria of reliability and validity. The paper also explores the challenges of peer assessment through the analysis of tests. The paper brings insights to student potential in designing tests as well as peer assessment challenges. Recommendations are made about improving the design of tests and ways to reduce the difficulties are implemented.

keywords: peer assessment, challenge, reliability, validity, compilation.