Title
Judgmental evaluation of the CEFR by stakeholders in language testingJudgmental evaluation of the CEFR by stakeholders in language testing
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Research group
Didactica
Individual research O&O
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Educational sciences
Linguistics
Source (journal)
Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas
Revista de Lingüistica y Lenguas Aplicadas
Volume/pages
10(2015), p. 66-77
ISSN
1886-2438
ISI
000361693400007
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This study provides insights into the judgmental evaluation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) by stakeholders or users. Given its widespread use and the debates surrounding it, a deeper analysis was required regarding their experiences when applying the CEFR in their daily practice of language testing, their perceptions on possible improvements and priorities. One hundred eighty-eight users, representing several groups of stakeholders, attended a conference on the topic and participated in discussion groups. These discussion groups were nourished by data obtained by a pre-conference survey and followed by a voting process on priorities for improving the Framework. The results show that the respondents have a positive attitude towards the CEFR. They use it for several purposes and consider its usefulness, authenticity and applicability as positive aspects. The degree of detail and practicality are assessed less positively. The most important recommendation for improvement lies in further fine-tuning and in improving practice and implementation.
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