Assessing reading skills

In this course, you can learn about what efficient readers do while they are interpreting written texts. The course will show you how to take into account L2 learners’ purposes for reading texts as well as their level of proficiency by familiarizing you with some Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale descriptors for reading. Some of the CEFR levels will be illustrated with sample assessment tasks to highlight the requirements of the given levels. To help you enhance your task writing skill, first you will be asked to consider different test formats for assessing reading skills, especially how they can be constructed. Then you will be asked to evaluate some reading tests according to specific criteria, as a result of which you can gain useful insights into test writing so as to be able to start designing your own reading assessment tasks.

You can access the Course here.

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