Implications of Dynamic Assessment in Second/Foreign Language Contexts

Ali Derakhshan, Mahdieh Kordjazi


Dynamic assessment has attracted a lot of attention. Many authors have suggested that dynamic assessment should be used instead of standardized tests, while others thought that dynamic assessment is a complementary assessment, and it should be used with other kinds of assessments. Therefore, the present paper aims to bring to the fore some important issues in dynamic assessment, different models of dynamic assessment and compares them with non-dynamic assessment. Advantages and disadvantages of dynamic assessment would also be reviewed in this paper. Interactionist and interventionist models of dynamic assessment would be presented. It also considered applying assessment in order to learn and explain the aim of assessment. Considering dynamic assessment, it would nominate zone of proximal development and sociocultural theory, and how these two are used while the teacher is applying dynamic assessment. Finally, the present paper provides some implications to implement dynamic assessment in our classes. 

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