The Fifth Annual Conference of EALTA, Athens, Greece



Standard Setting Research and its Relevance to the CEFR



Tuesday 6th May

09.00 – 09.30 Registration and Welcome
Neus Figueras
09.30 – 11.00 Opening session
Jose Noijons, Johanna Panthier and Sauli Takala

Mark Reckase, Neil Jones, Felianka Kaftandjieva and Gunter Maris:
Standard setting theory and practice(s):  Issues and difficulties
Presentation (Reckase) (PDF 48 KB)
Reckase, 2000: The evolution of the NAEP (PDF 290 KB)
Presentation (Jones) (PDF 212 KB)
Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30
Jayanti Banerjee: The effect of stakeholder on standard setting decisions
Presentation (PDF 242 KB)
12.30 – 13.30 Spiros Papageorgiou: Analysing the decision making process of standard setting participants
Presentation (PDF 196 KB)
14.30 – 15.30 Cathy Taylor: Relating the Trinity College London GESE and ISE examinations to the CEFR
Presentation (PDF 89 KB)
15.30 – 16.30 Gunter Maris, José Noijons and Evelyn Reichard: Benchmarking of videotaped oral performances in terms of the CEFR
Presentation (PDF 131 KB)

Wednesday 7th May

09.00 – 10.00 Karmen Pizorn: Designing Proficiency Levels for English for Primary and Secondary School students and the impact of the CEFR: A Slovenian experience.
Presentation (PDF 579 KB)
10.00 – 11.00 Taina Juurakko: Standard Setting in the Amkkia Project
Presentation (PDF 415 KB)
Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30
Jamie Dunlea and Tomoki Matsudaira: Investigating the relationship between the EIKEN tests and the CEFR
Presentation (PDF 387 KB)
12.30 – 13.30 Rob van Krieken: Linking Scottish Qualification A’s ESOL Higher to the CEFR
Presentation (PDF 163 KB)
14.30 – 15.30 Elif  Kantarcioglu and Carole Thomas: Bilkent University School of English Language COPE CEFR linking project
Presentation (PDF 694 KB)
15.30 – 16.30 Kollias Karambalos and Nigel Downey: Standard Setting for Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary and Reading of the Advanced Level Certificate in English (ALCE)
Presentation (PDF 171 KB)

Thursday 8th May

09.00 –10.00 Eli Moe: How to make judges’ life easier?
Presentation (PDF 154 KB)
10.00 – 11.00 Open discussion
Coffee break
11.30 – 13.30
Colloquium Summing up by discussants and closing


Research Colloquium Evaluation Report (PDF 66 KB)



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