这是一次以学校课程为基础，在HI老师的指导下进行的综合测试。当前的评估工具是总结性的，因为它“旨在衡量学生掌握了什么，以及通常在一门课程或一个教学单元结束时发生了什么”(Brown, 2010:7)。在这种情况下，从卡普兰高等中级书周期A和B进行了测试。它也是正式的，因为它“利用了大量的技能和知识”(Brown, 2010:7)。因此，这个评估是一个有计划和系统的工具，以评估学生的成绩在一个特定的时间框架结束。评分是参考的标准，“旨在以分数的形式给考生反馈”(Brown, 2010:8)，这不是标准化的，而是反映了学生对特定班级/单元的实际知识。结构完全符合课程和技能/语言目标，因此这个测试是直接的(在某种意义上，它直接测试它应该测试的内容)。观察发生在洛杉矶的卡普兰国际。观察到的班级为中高级综合技能班。学生们来这个班已经两个多星期了。这是每天的课程，新学生每周到达，一些学生返回他们的国家，或在一个水平测试(或一个额外的评估测试)后移动到另一个水平。该课程每天(周一至周五)上午8:30至11:45上课。我观察了2天，总共6个半小时。教师将课程和内容建立在KI (Kaplan Internrtional)全球课程和公司提供的语言和内容目标的基础上。根据课程设置，这门课应该包括所有的主要技能:阅读、写作、听力、口语、语法、词汇和发音。有些情况下，老师会向学生提供文化和社会语言方面的信息。课堂教学中技巧的运用主要有:听力以中心思想为主，阅读以理解监控为主，词汇教学以语境线索为主，从不使用双语词典或手机。为了写作目的，听力和阅读的结合，以及如何写支持段落，并在这些段落中提供细节。
This is an integrated test based on the curriculum of the institution and the guidance of the HI instructor. The current assessment tool is summative in a sense that it “aims to measure what students grasped and typically occurs at the end of a course or a unit of instruction” (Brown, 2010:7). In this case, Cycle A and B from Kaplan Higher intermediate book were tested. It is also formal as it “taps into a storehouse of skills and knowledge” (Brown, 2010:7). Thus, this assessment was a planned and systematic tool to assess student achievement at the end of a specific timeframe. The grading is criterion referenced and is “designed to give test takers feedback in form of grades” (Brown, 2010:8) that is not normed but rather reflect the actual knowledge of the student for that specific class/unit. The structure fully coincides with the curriculum and the skills/language objectives covered in the class, thus this test is direct (in a sense that it directly tests what it is supposed to test). The observation took place at Kaplan International, Los Angeles. The class observed was a Higher Intermediate Integrated skills class. The students have been in this class for more than two weeks; this is daily class with new students arriving every week and some departing back to their countries or moving to another level after a level test (or an additional assessment test). The class is held every day (Monday to Friday) from 8:30 am to 11:45 am. I observed 2 days only totaling 61/2 hours. The teacher bases the class and the content on the KI (Kaplan Internrtional) global curriculum and the language and content objectives provided by the company. According to the curriculum, the class should include all major skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. There were instances when the teacher provided cultural and sociolinguistic information to the class. The application of the skills taught in class was as following: for listening the students were mostly working on main idea, reading focused on comprehension monitoring, vocabulary was taught using context clues and never with bilingual dictionaries or cellphones. Integration of listening and reading for writing purposes were also taught alongside with how to write supporting paragraphs and provide details in those paragraphs.