Beyond MCQ: Assessing Academic Reading Ability2016-06-08T14:53:21+08:00

Jay Bidal, University of Macau, Macau

The role of reading in academic studies includes comprehension but often goes beyond that, through the identification of relevant source information for use in assignments such as essays, reports, and presentations. However, traditional methods of assessing reading in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses generally do not measure university students’ ability to perform that crucial function. This session will present findings from a pilot of an alternative approach employing a rubric/model framework that mimics a real-life academic reading task, a task that reflects the learning and practice that students did in the EAP classroom.