Dynamic Assessment and the Problem of Validity in the L2 Classroom

Dynamic Assessment and the Problem of Validity in the L2 Classroom - Matthew E. Poehner, Penn State
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Matthew E. Poehner, Penn State
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2008
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29 Pages

CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 10
This paper begins with the premise that classroom-based assessment often carries high stakes for teachers and learners but that the important matter of validating these assessments has not been fully addressed in the literature. The author argues that the work of L.S. Vygotsky and his colleagues, through the dynamic model of assessment, offers a principled approach to integrating teaching and assessment as well as a theoretical framework for reflections on the validity of this activity.

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