Pearson Signature Event - Testing a 21st Century paradigm

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Speakers: John de Jong, Dave Allen (co-founder of NILE), Raquel Villanueva Bergasa
(Language Coordinator, Ceste, Zaragoza) & Zeynep Urkun (Assessment Coordinator from Sabanci University, Istanbul)
With students becoming ever more results orientated, there is more pressure on teachers to be able to define a student's level of English and to provide evidence of the progress that students have made during their English course. But what does it mean to accurately measure a student's level of English, identify the progress that they have made across all four language skills, and how can we avoid teaching and learning for the test? Our panel will explore ways to test progress and debate the pros and cons of discrete versus integrated skills testing and course-agnostic versus course-related test content.