#6 – Modernizing Language Assessment by Bernard Spolsky
Episode 6 starts a series of episodes that will feature selected talks from the International Language Assessment Conference of Armenia that was hosted by the Department of English Programs, American University of Armenia in Summer 2009.
The first of these episodes includes a talk by one of the leadinginternational experts in language assessment, Bernard Spolsky, Professor Emiritus from the University of Bar-Ilan, Israel. His talk addresses the issue of social responsibility of educational assessment. Spolsky argues that decision-makers should be aware of the power of testing and the impact it has on learners and children.