Dr Gladys Quevedo-Camargo
Professora associada do Departamento de Línguas Estrangeiras e Tradução da Universidade de Brasília, Brasil
Gladys Quevedo-Camargo é doutora em Estudos da Linguagem e professora associada do Departamento de Línguas Estrangeiras e Tradução da Universidade de Brasília, Brasil. Ela é cofundadora e membro do conselho da LAALTA – Associação Latino-Americana de Testes e Avaliação de Idiomas, membro da ILTA – International Language Testing Association e BrazTesol Assessment Special Interest Group
The role of assessment in the Brazilian education context and its (potential) washback effects
The aim of this plenary is to discuss the role of assessment in the Brazilian education context and its (potential) washback effects. We will take into consideration the implementation of the National Common Curricular Guidelines in 2018, an official document that rules Brazilian elementary and secondary education which established English as a compulsory subject to be taught from the 6th grade onwards. The discussion will be supported by a panorama of Brazilian and foreign large-scale exams applied in the country. In addition, language assessment policies currently adopted by the Brazilian government will be analysed.