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What is assessment for learning?

What is Assessment for Learning? Assessment for learning (AFL) refers to the process of collecting and interpreting evidence about learning to be used by the teacher to determine the learner’s current situation, what they...

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Assessment Strategies

Assessment Strategies: Formative, Summative and Alternative Assessment Teachers use formative and summative assessment to test their students progress. Formative assessment is used to evaluate students’ progress and understanding in order to identify learning needs...

Study Skills – What affects exam success? 0

Study Skills – What affects exam success?

What affects exam success? There are various factors that affect success in an exam. This includes subject knowledge, exam preparation, exam practice, writing skills, use of time and attitudes towards the exam. Subject knowledge...

Communicative tests 0

Communicative tests

Difficulties to develop communicative tests If teaching is carried out according to the communicative approach, then tests must be designed accordingly. However a lot of teachers believe that communicative tests are hard to prepare....

Moroccan English Baccalaureate Exam Specifications 1

Moroccan English Baccalaureate Exam Specifications

The English Baccalaureate Exam Specifications All Streams There has been a change in the bac exam specifications. Changes  were mainly in the language section. It comprises three content areas: vocabulary, grammar and functions. The...

Study Skills – Preparing for Exams 0

Study Skills – Preparing for Exams

Preparing for Exams Helping our students learn how to study for exams can determine their success not only in the exams but also in their lives. Examination needs careful preparation if students are to...

Glossary of assessment terms 0

Glossary of assessment terms

Evaluation Terminology A lot of the terminology we use to describe our assessment practices is sometimes blurry and has to be clearly defined. The link I suggest is a guide to a description of...

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Why Dictation?

Dictation is one of the oldest language teaching activities. It is perhaps for this reason that it has been neglected recently by teachers, claiming that it is too teacher centered, uncommunicative, boring and old-fashioned....

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Summative and Formative assessment

Assessment includes everything from nationwide accountability tests to local learners’ evaluations to everyday classroom quizzes. Some teachers contend that overuse of any kind of testing may hinder the very process of learning, claiming that...