Assessing writing skills

ASSESSMENT LITERACY refers to the ability and willingness to ask and answer important questions about fundamental issues in assessment. These include what and who you are assessing and why you are assessing them; about what tool or tools would be suitable for your specific context; about how and when those tools should be used; and also about what the results will be used for.

In this course you will think about how you teach and assess writing as part of your teaching of English. Although there are many tests of English, there are more ways to assess students’ writing than many teachers are aware of and some of them are not usually found in formal tests. This Course shows you a variety of writing tests/assessment, and suggests ways that you can look at each of them in order to decide whether they fit the needs of your learner.

You can access the Course here.

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