In the latest episode of the professional development podcast for language professionals, Neil and I looked at some of the things you need to think about after you have written your test items.
The team are talking about three fundamental questions you need to answer before even starting to develop a language assessment: Why are you assessing? What are you assessing? Who are you assessing? In this episode we have an expert guest speaker from the British Council.
Language assessment literacy is an area of language teaching that is easily overlooked. While most language teachers are involved in assessment, how much training have they had?
In high-stakes situations, great language teaching is pointless without great language assessment. Delivering Development will be looking at language assessment in the next episodes.
If you want to develop your knowledge in this area, the British Council is running a MOOC on this subject starting soon.