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Language Assessment Literacy for Practitioners EVO22

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Session Title: 

Language Assessment Literacy for Practitioners



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This session aims at improving language assessment literacy of the participants through exposure to and discussion of key concepts in language assessment as well as production of assessment tasks as the final outcome. LAL will be explored and discussed within a collaborative network of practitioners from diverse educational contexts.





Target audience:

This session might be of interest to EFL / ESL teachers and educators who would like to enhance their language assessment literacy and share their assessment practices both in classroom and online settings. 





Session objectives: 



By the end of this hands-on session, the participants are expected to enhance their language assessment literacy by :

  • learning about or revisiting key concepts in language assessment 
  • discussing the implications of the key concepts in assessment of language skills
  • observing examples of language assessment tasks from different settings 
  • interacting with some of the leading international experts in language assessment during our weekly webinars 
  • networking with other participants through asynchronous (e.g. forums, emails) and synchronous (e.g. webinars, meetings) communication
  • examining digital tools and uses of educational technology for classroom-based assessment in the post-covid era.
  • designing assessment tasks in line with the provided guidelines and sharing them with the other participants. 







Week 1: (January 10 - 16) 


Introduction to the basics of language assessment, to our session & discussion of classroom based assessment challenges


  • Purpose of Assessment

  • Key concepts in assessment 

  • Types of assessment and assessment tools

  • Classroom challenges in assessment






Week 2: (January 17 - 23)


Focus on Assessment of Reading & Listening Skills


  • Basic assessment principles 
  • Integration of online tools in classroom-based assessment of reading & listening skills 
  • Improving reliability and validity of the use of assessment tools in reading & listening skills





Week 3: (January 24 - 30)


Focus on Assessment of Writing & Speaking Skills


  • Basic assessment principles
  • Integration of online tools in classroom-based assessment of writing & speaking skills 
  • Improving reliability & validity of the use of assessment tools in writing and speaking.





Week 4: (January 31 - February 6)


Focus on:


  • design and application of assessment tasks 
  • washback



Week 5: (February 7 - 13)


Showcasing assessment tasks





  • Interactive space: Canvas

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Alternatively, you can sign up at https://canvas.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: 83TRC4 


  • Live-streamed sessions: Zoom 


Other technology tools: 


Google Forums, web tools for making posters & videos for self-introductions



Classroom-Based Language Assessment (CBLA) SIG - EALTA

Testing Evaluation and Assessment (TEASIG)- IATEFL

Evaluation and Assessment (EnA)- OsloMet








Name (last, first)

Email address

(country of residence)

(max. 50 words) 





Ece holds a Ph.D. in Language Assessment from Yeditepe University. She has experience in teaching and testing academic writing, as well as training language teachers and directing a university writing center. Currently, she is offering English language courses at the University of Milan in Italy.


GOKTURK-SAGLAM, Asli Lidice asli.saglam@usn.no   

Asli has been an English teacher in EAP settings for more than 23 years. Currently she is a postdoc researcher at the University of South Eastern University Norway. She holds a PhD in language assessment. She is an educational technologies enthusiast. Her research interests include; teacher education, educational technology, and testing and assessment. 



Primary Contact: 

Ece Sevgi Sole 





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I acknowledge the following:


  • I understand that session first-time moderators are required and returning moderators are encouraged to participate in the 5-week Moderators' Development Session from October 18 until November 15, 2021.

  • I am available to actively engage in the EVO session I have agreed to co-moderate between January 9 and February 14, 2021. 

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    • EVO sessions are free of advertising and commercial sponsorship.

    • EVO sessions are free and open to all

    • No academic credit may be given for participation.




Ece Sevgi Sole



Asli Lidice Gokturk Saglam











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