TeachingEnglish podcast: How can we assess more fairly and effectively?

Welcome to episode 5! This week We'am and Chris talk to Professor Barry O'Sullivan and Massamba Seck about the theory and practice of making English language assessment more fair and effective.

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Teaching English with the British Council: Series 3 episode 5 overview 

In episode 5 we ask the question: How can we assess more fairly and effectively? We start by discussing the ideas of validity, reliability and accessibility in assessment. Then we talk to Professor Barry O'Sullivan, Head of Assessment Research and Development at the British Council. Barry explores current issues around fair assessment and how it might change in the future. Finally, we talk with Massamba Seck, a teacher and trainer from Senegal. He explains practical ways to make assessment fair and effective and how this can help learners to succeed.

Show notes and transcripts in English and Arabic are also available to download.

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