International Journal of English Language Education

Importance of Teachers’ Assessment Literacy

Bayat Khadijeh, Rezaei Amir

Abstarc :

Assessment of student is one of the most important responsibilities of teachers, because the quality of teaching in classroom is closely associated with the quality of the applied assessment. Hence it is essential for teachers to possess assessment literacy. Assessment literacy is important because it helps teachers to perceive, analyze and use data on student performance to improve teaching. Stakeholders are influenced by language tests, therefore; being assessment literate is more vital for them, because assessment illiteracy results in inaccurate assessment and consequently the purposes of assessment could not be fulfilled. It is necessary for teachers to develop language assessment literacy to prevent serious consequences for teachers and students.

Key Word :
ssessment literacy, assessment knowledge, teacher assessment literacy, Language assessment, stakeholder

Volume 3, Number 1, - 2015 , ISSN 2325-0887