Alignment of the Intended, Enacted, Received and Assessed Curriculum in EFL Pre-Service Measurement and Evaluation Education


EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.46, no.208, pp.157-188, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 208
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2021.9750
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-188
  • Keywords: Assessment education, Assessed curriculum, Curriculum alignment, Enacted curriculum, Pre-service teacher education, Intended curriculum, Received curriculum, TEACHER, ASSESSMENTS, STANDARDS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Recent research points out a problem regarding the pre-service assessment education given by English as a Foreign Language (EFL) programs in the national context. One factor contributing to the problem can be the poor alignment among program components as numerous teacher education researchers assert that alignment is a necessary condition for learning experiences and practices of pre-service teachers. Accordingly, in this study, the author examined the alignment among the components of the pre-service assessment course curriculum; that is, the intended, enacted, assessed, and received curricula. The study adopted a mixed-methods case study approach using both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, and to examine the alignment among the curricula, an adaptation of Surveys of the Enacted Curriculum (SEC) alignment methodology was used. Data for the intended and assessed curricula were collected through curricular and assessment documents and analyzed through content analysis, while the data regarding the enacted and received curricula were collected through surveys with teacher educators and pre-service teachers and analyzed through descriptive statistics. In both cases, the data were transferred to matrices for further analysis. To calculate the alignment among each pair of curricula, Porter's alignment index formula was used. Results indicated that the pre-service