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
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
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.