Google forms- a technical tool for conducting the English Language Assessments
Publication Date : 15/03/2020
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In testing English as a second language, teachers mainly rely on traditional approaches despite being aware of technical aids such as Google forms. During term tests, question papers are photocopied and distributed to the students for assessing their learning abilities. Ahead of the term tests, teachers also conduct class tests to prepare students for the upcoming term tests. While conducting class tests, questions are either dictated or written on the blackboard. This type of practice would consume a lot of time for testing, evaluation, and feedback. If Google Forms are used for testing the language skills like grammar and vocabulary the process of testing, evaluation and feedback can be instant. Students also feel a change in the testing environment since they take up the test either by using computers or by using mobile phones. This paper aims in identifying the awareness on Google forms as a tool of language testing among the language teachers, its efficacy in test constructions, and the attitude of the students towards the technical mode of language assessments.