Having student centred curriculum at ÜUFLD is one of our main priorities and we believe that testing and assessment cannot be separable from this principle. We believe that testing and assessment can be effective only when it is integrated with the curriculum and it is delivered to the students in the classroom in the way the curriculum is designed. It is our firm belief that the aim of testing and assessment should not be only to measure the student but also create awareness for teachers and students in terms of their language knowledge and what they can do with the language inside the classroom as well as the outside world. As ÜUFLD our mission in testing and assessment is to create continuous assessment environment for the students in order to monitor them constantly and give the necessary support in the areas they need help with. To realize this, we employ formative and cumulative assessment methods in our portfolios and class projects. We use summative assessment method in our midterm, final and quizzes and compare the results against our curriculum.
Our testing and assessment has embedded the principles below:
• Reliability and validity
• Practicality and authenticity
• Communicating with stakeholders
• Standardization process in terms of fairness and ethical standards
• Secure testing and assessment environment
• Assessment as a tool to identify the students’ needs
• Curriculum objectives as a guideline for the testing and assessment process
• Integrate all skills equally to the testing and assessment procedure
M. Gizem Pamuk completed her secondary, high school and freshman year of univeristy education in the USA/New Jersey. She transferred to Istanbul University English Language Teaching department in 2003. In 2006 she started Bahcesehir University as an instructor in Prep Schol and completed ICELT (In-service certificate in english language teaching ) certificate given by University of Cambridge. She continued her teaching in Vocational School of Bahcesehir University. She completed her graduate degree in Marketing Communication and Public Relations and still continuing her PhD education in Advertising and Public Relations at Bahcesehir University. She has worked in Bahcesehir University for 10 years and started teaching at Uskudar University since September 2016 as an instructor in Prep School.
Güliz Can was born in İstanbul in 1987. She graduated from Maltepe High School and received her BA from İstanbul University, Faculty of English Language and Literature. She took Pedagogical Formation Certificate from İstanbul University. After, she received her MA from Doğuş University in Translation Studies.
She worked as an instructor in Istanbul Commerce University and Maltepe University. She has been working in Uskudar University as an instructor since 2014.
Sinem Kaplan graduated from İzmir Tire Anatolian Teacher Training High School in 2011. She studied in Yeditepe University English Language Teaching Department with full scholarship. She worked as a volunteer English Teacher in different projects in Turkey and Poland. She was a teacher trainee in Istek Uluğbey Schools and Eyüboğlu College. She worked in İngiliz Kültür Language Schools during her BA degree. In 2014 summer, she worked as a camp counselor in North Carolina, USA. She completed her MA degree at Yeditepe University English Language Education Department. She has been working at Uskudar University since 2016.