Enhancing Autonomous Foreign Language Learning Through Formative Assessment

Trina Montano, Associate Professor, Sarita Chávez Silverman, Assistant Professor, Defense Language Institute

Online Diagnostic Assessment (ODA) is a web-based foreign language assessment tool available in nine languages. It offers users an autonomous environment for evaluating and managing their language- learning process. ODA provides individualized feedback in the form of a Diagnostic Profile which indentifies users’ linguistic strengths and weaknesses in Reading and Listening comprehension as well as grammatical and lexical competence.