The materials in this toolkit were developed as part of a British Council funded research project which explored teacher attitudes to assessment and their training needs.
In this module we will explore what is meant by language testing and assessment literacy and why they are important for both teachers and learners. Download the 'Language assessment for teachers' toolkit below to find out more.
The emphasis in the materials is on practical approaches, but in line with our participants’ stated needs it includes a basic introduction to theoretical perspectives. Each of the five topics can be read as a stand-alone unit. We would, however, encourage readers to read all five units. The training materials cover:
- assessing level and CEFR
- assessing young learners
- assessment for learning
- language assessment for teachers (this module)
- assessment resources.
To find out more about the research by Huddersfield University, read the research report 'Assessment: attitudes, practices and needs'.