Relating Language Examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR). A Manual


The primary aim of this Manual is to help the providers of examinations to develop, apply and report transparent, practical procedures in a cumulative process of continuing improvement in order to situate their examination(s) in relation to the CEFR.
 

The Manual aims to:

  • contribute to competence building in the area of linking assessments to the CEFR;
  • encourage increased transparency on the part of examination providers;
  • encourage the development of both formal and informal national and international networks of institutions and experts
     

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Content analysis grids for speaking, writing, listening and reading materials:

 CEFR Grid for Speaking tests (February 2014)

CEFR Grid for writing tasks – V.3.1 (analysis), prepared by ALTE

CEFR Grid for Writing Tasks – V.3.1 (presentation), prepared by ALTE

CEFR Grid for the Analysis of Listening and Reading Tasks and Items, prepared by the Dutch CEFR Construct Project Team

 Reminder: It is not the role of the Council of Europe to verify and validate the quality of the link between language examinations and the CEFR's proficiency levels: rather than vis-à-vis the Council of Europe, it is towards one's own learners and one's European partners that one has a responsibility for making coherent, realistic use of the CEFR.


 See also section Further Material