Improving feedback through computer-based language proficiency assessment

Horak, Tania orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7461-8378 and Gandini, Elena (2019) Improving feedback through computer-based language proficiency assessment. In: Innovative language teaching and learning at university: a look at new trends., pp. 95-103.

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This paper reports on the proposed transfer of a paper-based
English proficiency exam to an online platform. We discuss
both the potential predetermined advantages, which were the
impetus for the project, and also some emergent benefits, which
prompted an in-depth analysis and reconceptualisation of the exam’s
role, which in turn we hope will promote positive washback as well
as washforward. This change will be afforded through more granular
feedback on student performance, which will be facilitated by the
online platform.

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