19 Feb

LINGVA WORKSHOP 13 – WRITING ASSESSMENT STANDARDISATION

Lingva Workshop Feb 2011 – From left to right: Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlovic, Marija Matic and Katarina Andric

On February 18, 2011, Lingva Language School organised the thirteen in-house workshop dedicated to assessment standardisation, this time with calibrated written samples, as recommended by YALS Association of Language Schools of Serbia and on the basis of resources received from EAQUALS.

The participants were first familiarized with overall writing assessment criteria by CEFR levels, which was followed by a more thorough examination of the criteria of range, accuracy and coherence, as well as those of description and argument. Then the standardisation training was conducted using calibrated CEFR illustrative writing samples and CEFR Writing Assessment Grid, provided by EAQUALS, and following the recommended stages of individual rating, pair/small group rating and whole group discussion. One of the general conclusions reached during feedback was that teachers at Lingva were relatively stricter in their assessment, especially with respect to the criterion of accuracy.

Lingva Workshop Feb 2011 – From right to left: Katarina Ristic, Milica Milanovic, Lora Petronic-Petrovic, Katarina Andric and Marija Matic