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. LISTENING 30 items. LANGUAGE 35 items.
Bilkent University, Turkey
The specification of the COPE
To introduce the COPE examination
Lessons learnt from the specification
LISTENING 30 items
LANGUAGE 35 items
READING 35 items
WRITING 1 essay 350 words
SPEAKING paired interview 12 mins
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.
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