Previous TEASIG events


TEASIG at IATEFL in Brighton, April 9-13, 2018

Conference reports, photos and presentations coming soon.

Read Sharon Hartle’s review of the event here.

Presentations from the Pre-Conference Event

John Field

Sheila Thorn

Presentations from the TEASIG Showcase Day

Leticia Moraes

Miranda Hamilton

Santosh Mahapatra

Anna Makarova

TEASIG at CRELLA October 28-29, 2017


TEASIGCRELLAThe IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEASIG) in association with The Centre for English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), University of Bedfordshire organised a two-day seminar on Building Practical Assessment Skills for Teachers t on 28th and 29th October 2017 at the University of Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom.

Download the conference programme.

Read Sharon Hartle’s review of the event.

Plenary speakers were:
John Field, The University of Bedfordshire, UK
Lynda Taylor, Independent Consultant, UK
Thom Kiddle, NILE, UK
Anthony Green, The University of Bedfordshire, UK













Read Sharon Hartle’s review of the event.

Conference speakers’ presentations will be added here as they are received.

Lynda Taylor – Re-examining Speaking for teaching and testing

Vivian Berry & Susan Sheehan – Beyond Surveys

Olga Kvasova – Climbing the assessment ladder

Judith Mader – Appeals and their lack of appeal for testers

Neil Bullock – Assessment of speaking for teaching and testing workshop

Thom Kiddle – Technology for Teacher Assessment Literacy workshop

Alex Thorp & Cathy Taylor – The challenge of eliciting authentic performance

Anna Soltyska – Cultures of testing, cultures of cheating…

Aida Rodomanchenko – Using Roundtable Discussions in ELT testing

John Field – Mind the gap

Thom Kiddle – Technology for Teacher Assessment Literacy plenary

Lyndon Taylor & Helen Donaghue – Stimulated Recall Interviews in Reading Tests

Aylin Unaldi – Language Assessment Literacy in Turkey

Clare Maas – Multimodal Learner Driven Feedback

Sian Morgan & Jane Lloyd – What teachers know and what they want to know

Sharon Hartle – Assessment for Learning

Hannah Jones – Content-based assessment: does it really work?

Elizabeth Allen – Alternative ways of effectively assessing speaking skills

Liz Hamp Lyons – Opportunities and pitfalls in Teacher Assessment Literacy provision

Tony Green – Feedback: the final frontier







From Theory into Practice – Assessment Literacy in the Classroom

The latest TEASIG conference took place in Aigle, Switzerland on the 28th and 29th October 2016, under glorious blue skies and golden autumn sunshine. Over 80 delegates and partners attended the event which looked at the theme of assessment literacy in teaching and how we can integrate more the idea of testing, examinations and assessment into the learning process. Indeed by the final day speakers were talking more about whether this is in fact learning literacy and that assessment is in fact an integral part of this. This final point was carried through into the panel discussion at the end of  day 2.

Plenary speakers, Barry O’Sullivan, Nick Saville, Carolyn Westbrook, and Ian Wood, tackled the topic from their own angles which blended into a smooth mix with those of the talks and workshops, given by the delegates. Feedback from delegates was very positive on all accounts and we are now busy working to bring you the next TEASIG conference in 2017… more news on this soon.

See photos from the Aigle event here.

Presentations slides are available below:

Testing the Untestable (Judith Mader & Rudi Camerer)

Assessing Speaking in our Brave New World (Sharon Hartle)

Bridging the Gap (Ben Beaumont)

Fostering Assessment Literacy – the Teacher Education perspective (Lynn Williams)

IELTS STEP Washback (Mehtap Ince)

The Positive Impact of Cambridge English CB Exams on learning and teaching (Lori Kaithan)

Language testing and assessment needs and wants across Europe (Karin Vogt)

The case of aviation English (Neil Bullock)

Implementing Assessment For Learning (Corne Ferreira)

Assess for Success (Sheri Henderson)

Breaking out of the box (Nick Saville)



TEASIG Conference Events

Click on the links below for information and photo galleries of previous TEASIG events.


TEASIG at IATEFL 51, Glasgow, 3 – 7 April 2017

We are delighted to share a selection of photos below. Watch this space for more content from the TEASIG & ESPSIG Pre-Conference Event and the TEASIG Day.




















100415_PCE_1_Barry_1 IATEFL 2015 – BESIG & TEASIG PCE



ugrTEASIG & University of Granada conference October 2014

TEASIG members and contributors have access to all conference proceedings. One article from the proceedings of the 2014 TEASIG Conference in Granada Spain can be found below.

Irina Pavlovskaya  is a TEASIG scholarship winner and will be speaking at the TEASIG Day on 15 April at the 2016 IATEFL Conference in Birmingham.

Sample article from the Conference Proceedings (Pavlovskaya 2014)

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