Book Chapter: Taking the teacher out of the test – Exploring student automomy in EFL classroom testing

Harrison, M. (2006). Taking the teacher out of the test: Exploring student automomy in EFL classroom testing. In M. Koyama & E. Skier (Eds.) More autonomy you ask (MAYA) . (pp. 137-146). Tokyo: JALT LD.

Harrison (chapter seven) used the creation of tests as both a learning and assessment tool to great effect, but in order to do so admits he had to allow the learning experience to take precedence over test validity. Nonetheless, the students were motivated and communicative, and as Nix puts it in his critical response ‘(is it) actually more autonomy-inviting for students to explore, deconstruct, and subvert the very conventions of test- based evaluation (?).

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