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Markers? criteria in assessing English essays: an exploratory study of the higher secondary school certificate (HSCC) in the Punjab province of Pakistan
by Miguel Fernandez and Athar Munir Siddiqui
Marking of essays is mainly carried out by human raters who bring in their own subjective and idiosyncratic evaluation criteria, which sometimes lead to discrepancy. This discrepancy may in turn raise issues l...

Calibrating the CEFR against the China Standards of English for College English vocabulary education in China
by Wen Zhao, Boran Wang, David Coniam and Bingxue Xie
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) (Council of Europe 2001) has, over the past decade, come to be widely used as a reference tool for teaching, learning and assessment (Alderson 2002; North 2014...

Developing common listening ability scales for Chinese learners of English
by Lianzhen He and Dajian Chen
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) developed by Council of Europe has been gaining popularity since its publication in 2001, and reshaping the practice in language teaching, learning and assessm...

Developing classroom language assessment benchmarks for Japanese teachers of English as a foreign language
by Yuzo Kimura, Yoshiyuki Nakata, Osamu Ikeno, Naoyuki Naganuma and Stephen Andrews
Since the Japanese government has called for English to be taught through English (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2003), there has been increasing interest in English language ...

Looking beyond scores: validating a CEFR-based university speaking assessment in Mainland China
by Li Liu and Guodong Jia
The present study examined the validity of a university-based speaking assessment (Test of Oral Proficiency in English, TOPE for short) in mainland China. The speaking assessment was developed to meet the stan...