This is a two-day online symposium which aims to disseminate and evaluate language assessment practices in the UK and beyond. This online event focuses on innovative (e.g., the use of technologies), current (e.g., COVID-proof), learner-centred language assessment practices which take place inside and outside the classroom.
Presentations have been invited which are underpinned by the following learner-centred notions in language assessment are especially welcomed e.g., assessment for learning, assessment as learning, learning-oriented assessment, alternative assessment, dynamic assessment, technology-mediated assessment, teacher/learner assessment literacy, teacher/learner feedback literacy, learning beyond the classroom.
A learner-centred approach to language assessment is conceptualised as both a process and a product, so presentations will underscore not only the outcome of the assessment but also the process of developing the assessment and/or evaluating the assessment (e.g., using innovative research methods). To adhere to the inclusive scope of this symposium, the invited presentations cover assessments on any languages in formal contexts (primary education, secondary education, further education, higher education), non-formal contexts (e.g., private language schools/language tutoring, language MOOCs), and informal contexts (e.g., self-study, student-led study groups).
Assessment can serve as the “bridge” between teaching and learning.
Turner & Purpura, 2016, p. 255