《中国应用语言学（英文）》2020.2︱Researching Classroom-Based Assessment for Formative Purposes
Peter Yongqi GU（Victoria University of Wellington, NZ）
Guoxing YU（University of Bristol, UK）
Abstract: This article aims to help teacher-researchers engage in empirical research on classroom-based assessment for formative purposes. We will first introduce the key features of classroom-based formative assessment (CBFA), and analyze the research questions asked in round-one projects funded by the Fund for Assessment Research (FAR) in Foreign Language Education in China. Next, we will illustrate how some research questions can be answered by analyzing a video-taped lesson from a round-one FAR project. We conclude by calling for more teacher-led research and argue that research on CBFA by teachers will not only produce valid interpretations and applicable findings, but also constitute a viable model for teacher professional development.
Keywords: formative assessment, classroom-based assessment, teacher research