Sessions / Rating scales & progress measurement

ER and Reading Targets - An Investigation into the Rationale behind Teachers’ Choices #1581

Fri, Aug 13, 14:35-14:55 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Day 2

Deciding reading targets is often an important aspect of planning an ER program. However, little is known regarding teachers’ rationale behind those choices. In this presentation, the authors will attempt to shed light on those reasons based on the results of a qualitative study.

Academic Dishonesty on Xreading: A Cautionary Tale #1603

Visit the XReading page
Sat, Aug 14, 10:15-11:00 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Day 3

Xreading is very useful for assessing students’ progress, but as with any digital technology, teachers need to be aware of unscrupulous students who may try to cheat. The presenters will provide useful tips to minimize cheating, detect cheaters, and effective strategies to deal with students who have been caught cheating.

X-Reading: The Potential of Integrating Extensive Reading and Students’ Critical Thinking #1604

Sat, Aug 14, 15:00-15:20 Asia/Tokyo | LOCATION: Day 3

This paper intends to identify the correlation between ER and students’ critical thinking. The participants of this research are the first-year students of English Education study program in Universitas Negeri Surabaya who take part in ER program. The ER program implemented for students is X-Reading, an online extensive reading website with learning management system (LMS) that provides hundreds of graded readers. The data are collected from the recorded time spent by students on X-reading activities and questionnaires based on students’ perception on how extensive reading contributes to their critical thinking skill. The data are analyzed using Product Moment formula and Coefficient Determination to find out to which extent X-Reading contributes to students’ critical thinking skill.