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  • 1. THE IMPORTANCE FOR TEST TAKERSTO LEARN ASSESSMENT LITERACY
  • 2. Purpose of AssessmentPrimary: To make an inference about the test taker’s language abilitySecondary: Placement Selection Diagnosis Certificate
  • 3. Test takers purpose Prepare for the test Review their Take the learning test process Receive test resultsThrough these processes, they learn to developtheir language ability.
  • 4. To help test takers make the most out of these learningprocesses, simply leaving everything up to them would notbe enough.
  • 5. Teaching Assessment Literacy There are at least two reasons for teaching assessment literacy to test takers:
  • 6.  First, it is important for the test taker to overcome a psychological barrier and make the best use of assessment. If holding fear or anxiety towards the test is normal among test takers, helping them to be relieved from such a negative emotion becomes crucial.
  • 7.  Second, it seems unlikely that test takers are motivated by tests unless they are actively involved in the process. How to get them involved in the process? By preparing them for examinations.
  • 8. Choice of the exam
  • 9. Exam formatPapersContentPurposeMarks (% of the total)
  • 10. Exam preparationResources (teachers and test takers)MaterialsPast papers (Official preparation materials)Books for self studyFree materials
  • 11. Exam dates: set a realistic goalWhen?Where?
  • 12. Qualities of good testing practice: Quality and fairness Quality – this means validity, reliability, impact and practicality. Validity The extent to which exam marks can be considered a true reflection of underlying ability. Reliability The extent to which test results are consistent, accurate and, therefore, dependable. Impact The positive effect of a test on test takers, including society as a whole. Practicality The extent to which a test is workable in terms of the resources needed.
  • 13. Behind the scenes ofCambridge English Exams
  • 14. ConclusionAssessment literacy should be incorporated in a learningtraining programme.The importance of monitoring the system of learningstrategies.The promotion of assessment literacy not only among testtakers but also among teachers.