Title: Assessment-oriented formative test

Authors: Siti Mina Tamah; Johannes V.D. Wirjawan

Addresses: Widya Mandala Catholic University, Dinoyo 42-44, Surabaya 60265, Indonesia ' Widya Mandala Catholic University, Dinoyo 42-44, Surabaya 60265, Indonesia

Abstract: Administering formative tests during instructional process in one academic year is prevalently individual-oriented - expecting students to do the quizzes individually - similar to the one when a summative test is carried out. The challenge appears when teachers have implemented group work, but they still implement non-group work oriented formative tests. The underlying argument is that it is essential for formative test administration to come closer to the paradigm implemented regularly. The class session for regular basis should be reflected in the test class session. This paper aims at introducing the insights of executing authentic assessment in the formative test administration while keeping student engagement. They include: 1) the change from individual assessment into group assessment; 2) the change from individual assessment into representative assessment; 3) the change from individual assessment into representative assessment with structured discussion. Furthermore, the encouraging voice of a group of language teachers following group assessment workshop will be revealed.

Keywords: formative test; group work; representativeness; structured discussion; authentic assessment; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2019.100521

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2019 Vol.26 No.1, pp.66 - 81

Received: 02 Jul 2018
Accepted: 21 Sep 2018

Published online: 07 May 2019 *

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