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Monday 22 January, 14:00 - 15:00 pm (UK time)
Wednesday 24 January, 10:00 - 11:00 am (UK time)
In this webinar we will discuss the results of research studies into the comparability of Flyers with Key for Schools and the alignment of the Young Learners tests to the CEFR. These studies have allowed us to clearly demonstrate how Young Learners exams straddle pre A1 to A2 levels with a strong performance at Movers indicating level A1 and a strong performance at Flyers indicating level A2. We are also able to define the relationship between Flyers and Key for Schools with more precision. Because the Young Learners exams do not precisely map onto one CEFR level, expected outcomes in the classroom should be re-defined as a range of performances should be expected and managed.
Lynne Stevenson has worked for Cambridge Assessment English since 2009 and currently manages the team which creates the Young Learners tests. Before moving to Cambridge she taught English in Italy for a number of years and gained a Masters in Applied Linguistics in 1999. She is particularly interested in assessments for younger learners and the impact preparing for assessments have on classroom behaviour.
Mark Elliott is a Senior Validation and Data Services Manager at Cambridge Assessment English. Mark is responsible for grading and test equating, data analytics and validation work on Admissions Testing and Young Learners products. Mark taught EFL in the Czech Republic, the UK and China before, then worked in materials development before joining Cambridge Assessment English, where he worked in Assessment and Research & Validation before joining Validation and Data Services. Mark holds an MA (Cantab) in Mathematics and an MA in ELT and Applied Linguistics.