This video highlights forms of alternative testing - like tracking sheets, student portfolios, projects, presentations etc.....
See the videos on assessments and especially alternative assessment, in the teacher training area. (see man website links in #10).
Rubrics are standard formative assessment tools in the English language classroom. Rubistar is on of several online rubric makers but you can easily make your own (and even better if you discuss and make this with students!). The attached blank rubric form can be easily completed using the descriptors provided for each level (1, 2, 3 or 4).
See the attached Placement speaking rubric and form for recording Korean student's marks and fluency levels......
It is often good to discuss with colleagues and others how they evaluate. It is in this way, we come upon norms of delivery and evaluation within our own teaching context. Here's a nice look at how one Middle School teacher in Daegu evaluates her students.
The Powerpoint at the beginning outlines how to use a checklist to test oral fluency through retelling and sequencing.
Here's the Heungbu / Nolbu story we used for retelling. Also go to www.expertvillage.com for the "HOW TO " videos I mentioned.
The other alternative assessments and online tools mentioned are
Voicethread Voxopop Evoca - email drop box for audio recording. See an example on our main page. You can send me an mp3 recording!
and go HERE to see the Online Oral Language Test which pre service teachers at Kyungpook Nat. Univ. of Education in Daegu took. 15 questions - all recorded on Voxopop. (Please don't record yourself!!! Only for viewing/listening purposes but I hope SMOE will one day do something like this!)