- Academic Positions
- Other Relevant Positions
- List of Publications
- Selected Papers at Scientific Conferences
|1987||M.A., TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language), School of Education, Tel Aviv University|
|1981||English Teachers Qualification Certificate for teaching EFL at the secondary level, School of Education, Tel Aviv University|
|1980||B.A., English Literature (major), Psychology (minor), Tel Aviv University|
|1989 -||Coordinator for online English courses at the Open University
Responsible for evaluation needs of the OU English Dept.
|1986 - 1997||Instructor in the English Dept. of Seminar Hakibbutzim Teacher's College: Courses given in Language Testing and Evaluation|
|1981 - 1989||Research assistant in The Unit for Testing and Evaluation, School of Education, Tel Aviv University|
Other Relevant Positions
|2008 -||Development team for Open Learning Resource project: Roads to Academic Reading|
|1995 - 2007||Member of the Organizing Committee for ACROLT (The Academic Committee for Research in Language Testing)|
|2006||Member of English Advisory Committee for the Meitzav Exam for 8th grade|
|2006||Development and evaluation of English program for Ultra Orthodox students at the Open University|
|2002 - 2005||Member of Advisory Committee for Performance Task Bank for the Elementary School Level developed by the NITE, funded by the Ministry of Education.|
|2000 -2001||Development of course: "Performance based assessment in the EFL Classroom" for "The Virtual Teacher's Center" - a joint project of the Open University and the Center for Educational Technology|
|2000-2001||Development of English Placement exam for The Meah Institute.|
|1999 - 2008||Head of testing and evaluation for educational projects for teaching EFL to young learners; English Adventure Ltd.|
|1999 - 2002||Member of the National Advisory Committee for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Ministry of Education.|
|1999 - 2002||Member of Advisory Committee for Performance Task Bank for the 8th Grade developed by the Center for Educational Technology, funded by the Ministry of Education.|
|1999 - 2000||Member of the NBA Sub - Committee for revising the English Bagrut (matriculation exam) in English, Ministry of Education.|
|1999||Development of Course: "Alternative Assessment in EFL" for the Tel Hai and Eastern Valley Teacher's Centers.|
|1998 - 2001||Evaluation of MeteOrt project: Integrating Technology in the Teaching of EFL.|
|1997 - 1999||Member of the Advisory Committee of experts on the English Mashov examination (Ministry of Education and the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation).|
|1995 - 1998||Member of the Israeli National Assessment of Educational Progress Advisory Committee of Experts: English Achievement Test for the 8th Grade.|
|1995 -1999||Member of executive committee for the "Bagrut 2000 - 22 School Project" funded by the Ministry of Education.|
|1993 - 2000||Evaluation of teacher development project "Mahar 1998" at Teacher's Center at Tel Hai and Eastern Valley's Teacher Center.|
|1992 -1993||Coordinator - Research assistant on the project "Development of an Assessment Battery for Immigrant Children in the School Context" School of Education, Tel Aviv University.|
|1990 - 1996||Evaluation of pupils' achievements and attitudes in project: "Promoting English studies towards a 4 pt. Matriculation funded by the Jewish Agency and Ministry of Education.|
|1988 - 1989||Research assistant on the project: "The Development of a Semi -Direct Test of Oral Proficiency in Hebrew" , funded by the Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington D.C., headed by Prof. Elana Shohamy.|
|1986 - 1987||English Team coordinator and research assistant on the "Commercial Courseware Evaluation Project", headed by Prof. Tamar Levin, The Unit of Evaluation Research and Measurement, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.|
|1985 - 1986||Teaching Assistant to Prof. Elana Shohamy, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.|
|1983 - 1984||Research assistant on the "Tel Aviv Municipality Achievement Monitoring Project" headed by Prof. Arieh Lewy and Prof. David Nevo, The Unit of Evaluation Research and Measurement, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.|
|1981-1985||Research assistant on the English team of the "Alternative Bagrut (Matriculation) Project" headed by Dr. Itai Zak and Dr. Mordechai Meron, The Unit of Evaluation Research and Measurement, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.|
|1981-1983; 1979-1980||English Teacher at the Herzliya Municipal High School.|
|1980 - 1981||Assistant in development of MACAL computer project for teaching remedial reading in EFL at the Elementary school level headed by Dr. Roberta Stock for the Machon Le'Emtza'ay Hora'ah.|
List of Publications
Books and Monographs
Gordon C, J. Kemp, T. Levi and D. Toperoff, Assessment guidelines for the English curriculum. State of Israel Ministry of Education, Jerusalem, 2001.
Gordon, C. and Hanauer, D. (1995). The interaction between task and meaning construction in EFL reading comprehension tests. TESOL Quarterly, 29, 299-324.
Shohamy, E., Gordon, C., Kraemer, R. (1992). The effect of rater's background and training on the reliability of direct writing tests. The Modern Language Journal, 76, 26-33.
Shohamy, E. Gordon, C. Kenyon, D. and Stansfield, C. (1989). The development and validation of a semi - direct test for assessing oral proficiency. Hebrew Bulletin of Higher Hebrew Education, 4 (1), 4-9.
Levin, T. and Gordon, C. (1989). Effect of gender and computer experience on attitudes towards computers. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 5 (1), 69-88.
Chapters in Books
Metzer, D. Rom, A. & Gordon C. 2004. Assessing achievements in a school-based context, in Teachers in a Changing World: Trends and Challenges. Ed. S. Guri-Rosenblit, The Open University of Israel.
Amdur, L., Gordon, C. 1999. Peformance task in EFL: Public opinion Survey, in Mindful Assessment: From theory to practice. Ed. Menucha Birnbaum. Ramot: Tel Aviv University.
|2006||Evaluation report: Development of an Online E Level English Course: A Pilot Study (with E. Klein-Wohl; G. Shuster-Bouskila).|
|2005||Evaluation report presented to the Elementary Education Department of Haifa Municipality: Achievements in English of 1st and 2nd grade pupils studying My First English Adventure.|
|2005||Evaluation report presented to Education Dept. of Petah Tikva Municipality: Achievements and Attitudes of pupils in 2nd and 3rd grades studying My First English Adventure program for young learners.|
|2004||Evaluation report presented to the Association for the Promotion of Education: Achievements and Attitudes of pupils studying My First English Adventure program for young learners in the cities: Ofakim, Kiryat Gat, Ramla, Afula and Tiberias.|
|2003-2004||Evaluation of English Adventure program presented to the Education Dept. of Lod Municipality: Teaching English to Young Learners in Lod.|
Selected Papers at Scientific Conferences
|2008||“The Impact of Affective Communications on Students' Perceptions and Performance in an Online University Course,” C. Gordon., E. Klein Wohl, T. Persoff. Paper presented at SITE - the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Las Vegas, NV.|
|2005||“Considerations for Teaching and Assessing Young Learners Learning English as a Foreign Language,” Y. Bejarano and C. Gordon. Paper presented at The Fourteenth International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching, ETA - ROC, Taiwan.|
|2003||“Teaching EFL to Young Learners through Storybooks: Implications for Language Learning and Assessment,” Y. Bejarano and C. Gordon. Paper presented at ACROLT -the Academic Committee for Research in Language Testing, Maaleh Hahamisha, Israel.|
|2002||“Affects of Task Components on Student Performance,” C. Gordon and L. Amdur. Paper presented at ACROLT -the Academic Committee for Research in Language Testing, Maaleh Hahamisha, Israel.|
|2001||“Effects of Implementing Performance Based Assessment in the EFL Classroom,” paper presented at ACROLT -the Academic Committee for Research in Language Testing, Neve Ilan, Israel.|
|1992||“The Effect of Affective Variables on Test Performance,” paper presented at the International Language Testing Research Colloquium, Vancouver, Canada.|