TEA Today

In Testing, Evaluation & Assessment Today you can read about other colleagues’ experiences, research and ideas. It contains articles, interviews, reviews, reports from TEASIG events, Member Spotlights (see below), a letter from the Coordinator(s), and an editorial. There are 2-3 issues every year, but that depends on our members sending us contributions for publication. We would be interested to hear from you if you have something you want to share with other TEASIG members or would like to discuss your publication ideas with us.

If you would like to submit an article, review or report for TEA Today, please read the guidelines below, and contact the TEASIG Editor, Maggi Lussi Bell ([email protected]).

Read a sample article here.

TEASIG Publication Guidelines

  • Articles should not generally be longer than 2000 words (excluding biodata and references).
  • Articles do not need to be scholarly; articles on classroom testing and classroom assessment practice are also very welcome.
  • Articles submitted to TEASIG should not have been published elsewhere.
  • Articles must be accompanied by the author’s biodata (50-100 words): if desired, an email address and/or photograph can also be sent for publication with the article (not mandatory).
  • Articles must be submitted in a Word document (12-point font such as Times New Roman or Arial).
  • Articles should not be in columns, indented or framed, and not contain headers, footers or endnotes.
  • Only tables and diagrams formatted in Word should be included in the article (other figures or diagrams should be sent as separate files).
  • A maximum of 5 references should be given. If necessary, the following note can also be included: “References / Further references provided by the author on request.”.
  • References should be given using the APA 6th Edition Reference Style Guide – see samples at http://owll.massey.ac.nz/referencing/apa-reference-list.php

If you have any queries, please contact the Editor at [email protected]

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TEASIG Member Spotlights

Could you feature in a TEASIG Member Spotlight?

Answer the questions below in an email to the TEA Today Editor (email address above), along with a photo of yourself. We will be pleased to introduce you to fellow TEASIG members in a forthcoming issue of TEA Today.

Don’t feel you have to answer all the questions and if you feel like adapting them slightly to suit your own particular circumstances this is fine too. You can also reply as a group of colleagues or fellow-testers. However, the feature will not be longer than a single page and will be in Q&A interview format on the page.

TEASIG Member Spotlight questions

Where are you based?

How long have you been there? / Which other countries have you worked in?

How long have you been a member of IATEFL?

Why did you choose TEASIG as your SIG?

Are you a member of any other SIGs?

What do you get out of TEASIG?

What other services or activities would you welcome?

What sort of work do you do?

How much of your work time is spent on testing, evaluation and assessment?

Do you see yourself as more of a teacher or as more of a tester?

Do you work in a team or alone?

Do you set tests?

What sort of tests are they? How high are the stakes for the test-takers?

Are the tests you set published in any form?

Do you enjoy setting tests?

Can you use the same set of skills and principles in several different contexts?

Do you carry out research on testing and related fields?

Have you published on testing issues?

Have you spoken at conferences on testing issues?

Do you discuss testing issues with colleagues?

Do you feel qualified to set tests?

If you do not set tests, what testing-related work do you do (advisory, marking, curriculum design …)?

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