Wednesday 18 October 2017 to Thursday 19 October 2017

British Council will be holding an Assessment Literacy Workshop for two groups: 1) Decision Makers in Education and 2) HR Practitioners and L&D Teams in the IT-BPM Industry.

The workshop aims to provide participants information about the relatively new field of language testing and the key concepts of language assessment.  After the workshop, participants will be ble to understand more about the different ‘types’ of tests and formats, their advantages and disadvantages and how assessment theory can be applied in practice. 

Assessment Literacy Workshop for Decision Makers in Education 

18 October 2017, 8:30 to 17:00
Oakwood Premiere, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
TIME Focus
8:30 Registration
09:15 – 09:35 Introduction and Overview
09:35- 11:00 Definitions 
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 13:00  Classifying Tests
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
 14:00 – 14:45 Principles of Language Testing
 14:45 – 15:45 Introduction to 4-skill proficiency test
 15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
 16:00 – 16:45 Understanding Scores and Scales
 16:45 - 17:00  Wrap up


19 October 2017, 13:00 to 17:00
Asian Institute of Management
TIME Focus
13:00 - 13:15                                                Introduction and Overview
13:15 - 14:00 What is language proficiency and how should we test it?
14:00 - 14:45 What qualities are important in a good test? 
14:45 - 15:10 Coffee Break
15:10 - 16:00 What different types of tests are there on the market? How can I know which is best for my purpose
16:00 - 16:30 What is the CEFR? Why is it important?
16:30 - 16:50 Case Studies and APTIS
16:50 - 17:00 Wrap up


About the Facilitator

Dr Victoria Clark is currently the British Council Assessment Development Manager for East Asia. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in Applied Languages and the other in TEFL, and has received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading, England. Her field of expertise is the assessment of English as a second/foreign language. She has published several books on GEPT test preparation and has presented in conferences in many parts of the world. She worked as an EFL teacher and teacher trainer before specialising in language assessment. Her research interests include performance-based testing, teaching and assessing writing, validity of speaking tests, and task complexity.


Should you wish to participate, please contact Rhondel Guevara via email at