EALTA Guidelines for Good Practice in Language Testing and Assessment

(Adopted 20th May 2006)

The Guidelines reflect the aims and objectives of EALTA and are addressed primarily to three different audiences, namely those involved in:

  • the training of teachers in testing and assessment
  • classroom testing and assessment
  • the development of tests in national or institutional testing units or centres.

For all these groups, a number of general principles apply: respect for the students/examinees, responsibility, fairness, reliability, validity and collaboration among the parties involved.

EALTA is extremely grateful to all those colleagues and members of EALTA who offered their services free of charge to coordinate, translate and produce the EALTA Guidelines, including Section D on linkage to the CEFR.

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Uses of the GGP

Alderson, J.C. (2008) Final Report on Aviation English Testing

Erickson, G. & Figueras, N. (2010). EALTA Guidelines for Good Practice in Language Testing and Assessment: Large scale dissemination days.

De Jong, J. & Zheng, Y. (2011). Research Note: Applying EALTA Guidelines: A Practical case study on Pearson Test of English Academic.

 

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