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Australia’s changing ELT Landscape and IELTS

Australia’s changing ELT Landscape and IELTS

Date: Thursday, 09 May 2024

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Room A

Presenter: Reza Tasviri

Presenter: Vincent Blokker

IELTS has now published the full assessment scales used by examiners. Recently, IELTS completed a review of its Writing assessment criteria to ensure they remain transparent, fair, and fit for purpose.

As the only major test with publicly available, transparent marking criteria, the IELTS’ band descriptors outline the specific criteria that will be used to evaluate test takers’ work, and the performance levels associated with each criterion. This clarity and transparency helps test takers to understand what is expected of them and how they will be evaluated. Critical to this is enhancing IELTS preparation teachers’ engagement with the marking criteria.

This session provides academic managers with more information on the review and what has been updated, how band descriptors can inform curriculum design and how the band score descriptors now form the basis of a professional development course available to all teachers.

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Convenor: Brian Smith


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