Assessment in Persian Language Pedagogy

This presentation provides an overview of the current approaches and ongoing issues in language assessment, as well as the use and effectiveness of some of the most recent assessment practices and procedures in second language education. The presentation next focuses on the particular case of Persian as an Additional Language in the US and critically reviews some of the commonly used standardized proficiency assessment instruments available for Persian. Finally, some practical considerations in classroom assessment as an integral, ongoing component of instruction are highlighted, and samples of authentic, performance-based assessment are provided for Persian language instructors in higher education contexts.