Article published in:Writing Assessment in Higher Education
Edited by Bert Weltens, Jos Hornikx, Wander Lowie, Petra Poelmans and Rebecca L. Present-Thomas
[Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 2:1] 2013
► pp. 77–91
EMBEDding the CEFR in academic writing assessment
A case study in training and standardization
The CEFR is increasingly being used as the framework of choice for the assessment of language proficiency at universities across Europe. However, to attain consistent assessment, familiarization and standardization are essential. In this paper we report a case study of embedding a standardization procedure in writing assessment activities at the University of Groningen. The project shows the value of standardization procedures within the CEFR and reports on the difficulty of finding consistently assessed ‘flat’ samples. Moreover, it reports on the desirability to scaffold teacher training sessions using flat samples with less ‘even’ samples.
Keywords: academic writing, language tasks, Common European Framework, CEFR, benchmarking, standardization, writing tasks, assessment
Published online: 06 May 2013
Cited by 2 other publications
Haines, Kevin & Anje Dijk
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