Read an overview of the elements included in the professional practice 'Assessing learning'.

Resources for Assessing learning

13 July, 2019
The current project investigated the accessibility, feasibility, effectiveness and usefulness of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and its companion European Language Portfolio (ELP)...
6 June, 2019
This free training module provides an overview of language teacher cognition and its relationship to assessment. We discuss how assessment can be used to support the learning process.
4 February, 2019
This research project investigated teacher cognitions and assessment.
16 May, 2018
Develop effective feedback strategies for students' writing with our self-access training or downloadable resources for the training room.
12 October, 2017
This free training module provides an overview of issues relating to assessing level. We explore why this issue might be challenging and offer a practical approach to devising assessments at a...
12 October, 2017
This free training module provides an overview of the issues of assessing English as a foreign language for young learners.
12 October, 2017
This free training module helps develop knowledge of the principles of Assessment for Learning and also provides an overview of practical strategies which can be used in language learning classrooms.
12 October, 2017
This free training module provides an introduction to the topic of language testing and assessment (LTA) and why it is important for both teachers and students.
12 October, 2017
This free training module provides an introduction to key resources for language testing and assessment .
1 February, 2017
This paper explores teachers’ attitudes, practices and needs relating to assessment.
9 November, 2016
Here are some AfL activities to try with your learners.
9 November, 2016
Although Assessment for learning, or AfL, is nothing new to mainstream education in the UK, in the world of ELT it remains a less familiar and practised approach.
21 April, 2016
This paper explores the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in relation to its current profile and use in China, and considers its possible application in assessing the...
2 May, 2015
Learners are much better at giving each other accurate and sensitive feedback than we suspect, and this activity gives them the opportunity to demonstrate it.
11 November, 2013
This paper investigates readers’ mental processes when taking reading tests. It will be of particular interest to researchers and practitioners who are interested in the testing of reading skills.
13 June, 2013
Edited by Gary MotteramThis publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. 
11 June, 2013
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-DaviesIf you are interested in  how to effectively evaluate or assess English language learning, this collection of papers – the proceedings from the British Council East...
9 April, 2013
Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. 
28 February, 2013
Edited by Julian Edge and Steve MannThis publication will interest and stimulate anyone who is involved in planning and providing education and training for teachers of English before they take up...
13 February, 2013
Our latest tip looks at several of the important issues surrounding testing and assessment. Listen to Clare and Alister discuss their ideas and opinions about how best to assess learners of English....
17 December, 2012
Progress tests, end-of-term exams, end-of-year exams and official exams to name a few. Most educational systems around the globe require us to constantly assess and evaluate our teenage students’...
23 November, 2012
Edited by Ben Gray & Mark KrzanowskiTime for Change: Developing English Language Teaching (ELT) at Tertiary Level in Sudan is an edited collection of the papers presented at the ELT Conference...
2 March, 2012
Assistants are not usually expected to carry out formal assessment of their learners with tests or marking. However, students need feedback as they come towards the end of their time with you.
17 May, 2011
Whatever type of text you ask your students to produce, peer correction can be a very useful part of the process.
15 March, 2011
This article will ask why we test learners of English.