In this section, you will find a number of articles, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Assessing learning'. From primary-aged students to adult learners of English, the articles you will find here are practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of classrooms.

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Teacher cognition and assessment

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.

Strategies for written feedback

Develop effective feedback strategies for students' writing with our self-access training or downloadable resources for the training room.

Assessing level and CEFR

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 particular level.

Assessing young learners

This free training module provides an overview of the issues of assessing English as a foreign language for young learners.

Assessment for Learning toolkit

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.

Language assessment for teachers

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.

Assessment for Learning

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.

Peer and self-assessment

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.

Research and insight

We have hundreds of case studies, research papers, publications and resource books written by researchers and experts in ELT from around the world. 

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