This book investigates the ability of first-year university students to employ their English language knowledge to perform authentic tasks, such as writing an enquiry email. The test designed and administered to gather data aims at evaluating student knowledge at a B2 level, in accordance with the Ministry of Education Guidelines, by means of two tasks and holistic and analytic rating scales based on Bachman and Palmer’s framework of language competence. At this level, students are expected to demonstrate an acceptable level of fluency in writing and speaking. The results reveal that only a limited number of students who have completed the test meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education. The book also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using this kind of approach to assessment.
Snežana Mitrović, Gatehouse Awards Italy Academic Manager, has been working in the area of assessment for 12 years, helping teachers prepare students for different types of exams, designing and running refresher courses, seminars and workshops for teachers, recognised by the Italian MoE and carrying out a variety of projects. Her main areas of interest are the methodology of TEFL and assessment. Her wish to reconcile the commercial and academic in assessment has led her to complete a PhD degree program in assessment at the Sapienza University of Rome. Her main interests have remained the methodology of TEFL and assessment of English as a foreign language, in particular performance-based testing.
Formato: 17 x 24 cm
Peso Kg: 0.338