Technologies in Second Language Formative Assessment: A Systematic Review
Skevi Vassiliou, Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous & Christina Nicole Giannikas
The present article considers the types of technologies used in second language formative assessment (L2FA) by producing an integrative Systematic Review (SR) of articles, books and chapters published from the year 2000 to 2020. It is informed by methodology procedures followed in other SRs. The study follows a qualitative descriptive research approach. The analysis reveals the significance of digital tools in L2FA practices, the various technologies used in L2FA, their use in different language aspects, as well as the input and the extent they have in L2FA. The aim of the paper is first to highlight the impact of the use of technologies in L2FA application, then to identify the main trends and issues that are related to the use of technologies in L2FA, and finally to shed light on the current research conducted on the matter.
Keywords: Second Language, Formative Assessment, Technologies, Computer Assisted Language Assessment, Systematic Review