Investigating Assessment Literacy of EFL Teachers in Iran

Zahra Rezaei Fard, Omid Tabatabaei


Assessment literacy is the possession of knowledge about the basic principles of sound assessment practice, including its terminology, the development and use of assessment methodologies and techniques, and familiarity with standards of quality in assessment. The aim of the present study was to determine the level of assessment literacy of EFL teachers in Eghlid, Fars Province, Iran. The participants were included 52 EFL teachers teaching English at public schools and private institutes. The sampling method was convenient available method. The instrument used to collect data was Melter’s (2003) Classroom Assessment Literacy Inventory adapted from a similar instrument called the Teacher Assessment Literacy Questionnaire (Plake, 1993; Plake, Impara, & Fager, 1993). Data were analyzed by using descriptive analysis. The results showed that the most of the teachers were at the low level of assessment literacy.


classroom assessment literacy, classroom assessment literacy inventory, testing

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