ARE WE TESTING WHAT WE WANT TO TEST?. Carole Thomas Bilkent University, Turkey. The Focus of this Talk. The specification of the COPE. To introduce the COPE examination. Lessons learnt from the specification. Some Observations. The COPE Exam. LISTENING30 items. LANGUAGE35 items.
ARE WE TESTING WHAT WE WANT TO TEST?
Bilkent University, Turkey
The Focus of this Talk
The specification of the COPE
To introduce the COPE examination
Lessons learnt from the specification
The COPE Exam
WRITING1 essay 350 words
SPEAKING paired interview 12 mins
The COPE Linking Project
The Reading Paper
The Reading Construct
This involves employing reading strategies as well as grammatical, lexical and discoursal knowledge.
Reading is the skill of extracting directly stated and/or inferred information from a written text.
The underlying strategies and competencies required for the reading paper are as defined in the BUSEL syllabus.
Weir’s Framework (Overview)
Weir’s Framework (Context V.)
Weir’s Framework (Theory-b. V.)
Weir’s Framework (Scoring V.)
The Reading Specification 1
The Reading Specification 2
Understanding the specification process is as important as being familiar with the CEFR
Specification is VITAL to the integrity of the test
Without a systematic specification we cannot even begin the linking process
For us the combination of the CEFR and Weir’s framework was an appropriate solution
Bilkent University School of English Language