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What do teachers want to know about assessment?
About the webinar
This webinar presents materials from an online toolkit on assessment and discuss the research behind it. The training materials cover:
- assessing level and the CEFR
- assessing young learners
- assessment for learning
- language assessment for teachers
Suggestions are be given as to how these materials can be used for self-study or as group work. There is also discussion about the focus group interviews of EFL teachers based in Europe. We asked what the teachers wanted to know about assessment and how this information should be best presented to them. The webinar concludes with the key findings of the project.
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About the speaker
Susan Sheehan is Senior Lecturer in TESOL at the University of Huddersfield. Her research interests include assessment, language assessment literacy and teacher cognition. She is a regular presenter at international conferences. Susan is the course leader for the BA TESOL courses and teaches on the MA TESOL. She is the co-author of the paper: What does language assessment literacy mean to teachers? ELT Journal, 73(2), 113-123. doi:10.1093/elt/ccy055.
Resources mentioned during the webinar
- Publication: Assessment: Attitudes, practices and needs - Susan Sheehan and Sonia Munro
- Video: CEFR and language assessment
- Training: Assessing young learners
- Guidance and posters: Core inventory posters
- Publication: British Council | EAQUALS Core Inventory for General English
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