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The ELT Society is pleased to announce the start of monthly Assessment Literacy Development Webinars for members. These professional development webinars offer a unique opportunity for members to develop their assessment competence. Increased assessment literacy, and knowledge about best testing practices and principles, is a worthy professional goal for individuals, teachers, testers, administrators, and all other interested stakeholders. It leads to stronger and better programs, departments, institutions, and companies.

What is assessment literacy?

Assessment literacy is the possession of knowledge about the basic principles of sound assessment practice, including its terminology, the development and use of assessment methodologies and techniques, and familiarity with standards of quality in assessment. (Source: New Zealand Ministry of Education)

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Originally from Brazil, Tahnee Bucher has over 14 years’ experience in language teaching. She serves as a Senior Instructor and  Assessment Development Coordinator at CESL, University of Arizona. In addition to teaching ESL classes and doing ESL/EFL teacher training, Tahnee provides professional development in language assessment and develops assessment materials.

upcoming schedule

Topics Dates (Wed.) Times (Arizona) Sponsored By Hosted By
Being Assessment Literate April 28, 2021 1:00pm-2:00pm MST Anonymous Eddy White
Assessment of Second Language Pragmatics May 26, 2021 1:00pm-2:00pm MST iTEP International Tahnee Bucher
Placement Testing June 30, 2021 1:00pm-2:00pm MST Spring International Language Center at the University of Arkansas Tahnee Bucher
Test Development Literacy: A Focus on Item and Task Writing August 11, 2021 Wednesday 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM Tucson, Arizona Time iTEP International Tahnee Bucher
Maximizing the Effect of Feedback in Language Assessment September 1st, 2021 Wednesday 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM Tucson, Arizona Time​ Mark Algren, Trustee, ELT Society; Commissioner, Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA); President 2009-2010, TESOL International Association Tahnee Bucher
The Impact of the Social Dimension on Assessing Oral Proficiency: How a Joint Construction of Speaking Performance Can Impact Test Development and Students’ Scores September 29th, 2021 Wednesday TBD / Tahnee Bucher
ELTS Virtual Conference October, 2021 / / /
Thanksgiving Week November, 2021 / / /
End of the year December, 2021 / / /

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