Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)

Alternative Assessment Practices and Difficulties on EFL Students’ Speaking Skill

Authors
Aminatus Sa’diyah
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Aminatus Sa’diyah
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.134How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Alternative assessment, EFL students, speaking skill
Abstract

This study examines emerging strategies and problems of alternative assessment for the teacher. Although the concept of an alternate test or an instructor appraisal is a different assessment approach than traditional methods, speaking skill remains a good learning process. The participants of this study were two EFL teachers with classroom teaching experience and alternative assessment practices. This study is qualitative research that used semi-structured interview to evaluate the data and that is the main data from this study. The objectives of this study are: (1) to explain the alternative assessment used by the teachers for evaluating EFL speaking skills, and (2) to describe the challenge faced by English teachers in conducting alternative assessments of EFL speaking skills. The findings showed that English teachers usually use multiple methods, such as peer evaluation and student observation in the class. Teachers focused on their communicative ability and provided authentic material for many group activities to use alternate assessment strategies. Teachers strengthened student participation in activities like role-playing, so that short dialogues, plays, discussions, and presentations could be captured. Teachers have already compiled the students’ observations, addressed the exam elements, and posed issues in order to resolve learners. English teachers had difficulties in carrying out alternative assessments of EFL students’ speaking abilities like a weak pronunciation and grammar, and a lack of vocabularies among students that makes their students less comfortable and motivated. Teachers also have had no enough time to assess all their learners’ credentials.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
3 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-285-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.134How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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