Computerized Dynamic Assessment: A Vygotskian Perspective to Assess L2 Reading Comprehension Skills

Computerized Dynamic Assessment: A Vygotskian Perspective to Assess L2 Reading Comprehension Skills

Computerized Dynamic Assessment: A Vygotskian Perspective to Assess L2 Reading Comprehension Skills

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Dynamic Assessment (DA) traced back in Socio-cultural Theory (SCT) is a major area of interestwithin the field of applied linguistics. In fact, DA seeks to unify assessment and instruction so as toimprove learner development. Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to investigate thepedagogical utility of Computerized Dynamic Assessment (C-DA) in measuring L2 learners’ readingcomprehension abilities. To this end, based on Brown’s (Brown, 1985) Graduated Prompt Approach,a specific software was developed toautomatically offer pre-fabricated mediatory prompts whenlearners failed to choose the correct answer. The software also assigned Zone of ProximalDevelopment (ZPD) and Zone of Actual…