Thursday 25 May 2023 -
09:30 to 12:30

Taking into account the importance of reading skills in students’ educational life, this workshop aims at giving participants the opportunity to improve their ability to design constructed-response (open-ended) items for classroom assessments. The first part of the workshop will present an overview of reading processes, micro and macro skills, strategies for reading, and criteria to select texts for classroom assessment. In addition, it will also show the three types of constructed-response items: fill-in-the-blanks, short answers and longer answers, their constituent parts and correction modes – answer key, scoring guides or rubrics. In the second part of the workshop, participants will be invited to design constructed-response items and define correction modes based on proposed texts.

Dr Gladys Quevedo-Camargo

Associate professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, University of Brasília, Brazil

Gladys Quevedo-Camargo holds a PhD in Language Studies and is an associate professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, University of Brasília, Brazil. She is a co-founder and board member of LAALTA – Latin American Association for Language Testing and Assessment and a member of ILTA – International Language Testing Association and BrazTesol Assessment Special Interest Group. 

Liberato Silva dos Santos

Presidente, BRAZ-TESOL's Assessment SIG

Liberato Silva dos Santos holds a B.A. in English Teaching, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and is currently a doctoral student of language assessment and testing at Iowa State University. He teaches English and Portuguese at Instituto Federal de Goiás, Brazil. He is a member of LAALTA, ILTA/GSA, and the newly elected president of BRAZ-TESOL's Assessment SIG

Nayibe Rosado Mendinueta

Co-founder and the current president, Latin American Association for Language Testing and Assessment, LAALTA.

Nayibe Rosado-Mendinueta is an associate professor of the Language Institute at Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. She teaches in the language teacher education program, the masters in Education and TEFL and the doctoral in Education programs at Uninorte. She holds a master and a doctor in Education degrees. She is a co-founder and the current president of the Latin American Association for Language Testing and Assessment, LAALTA.