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Title: Multimodal Literacies in Group Tests and Subject Area Assessments
Contributor(s): Chan, Eveline  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: Contemporary texts require readers to comprehend information from a range of semiotic modes in addition to language. The increasing use of images in print and digital media has had an impact on literacy practices both inside and outside of the classroom. With the shift to multiliteracies in the curricula and day-to-day classroom activities of many education systems, test designers are uniquely placed to develop assessment frameworks and test instruments that reflect the multimodal reading demands of curriculum area and everyday texts. This paper examines research on multimodal assessment formats, using examples from group literacy tests and subject area assessments to illustrate the complex reading and viewing demands of contemporary schooling in relation to issues of assessment. Attention will be drawn to the affordances of different modes for assessing various kinds of knowledge and the relative difficulty of different types of image/language relations, outlining some implications of these findings for test design, the selection of stimulus materials, and item writing.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: RELC International Seminar 2012: 47th SEAMEO Regional English Language Centre International Seminar, Singapore, 16th - 18th April, 2012
Grant Details: ARC/LP0561658
Source of Publication: SEAMEO Regional English Language Centre Multiliteracies in Language Education Abstracts, p. 34-35
Publisher: Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)
Place of Publication: Singapore
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390402 Education assessment and evaluation
390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930201 Pedagogy
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
160303 Teacher and instructor development
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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