Free interactive workshop: Testing the Test

Take part in our 2-hour workshop on January 18th and get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at language testing by Nigel Downey, Director of the Office for Language Assessment at Hellenic American University and a teacher, teacher trainer and testing professional who has been involved in the TESOL profession for over thirty years.

Assessment has always been an essential part of language teaching, both through classroom tests and through standardized examinations. The workshop begins by introducing the principles and concepts central to the design and scoring of large-scale examinations. It then discusses how the answers chosen by candidates in a multiple-choice format are analyzed, using detailed examples. Finally, the workshop helps teachers to be able to quickly analyze their own student data from classroom tests in order to understand more about their students’ performance.

Workshop’s components:

  • Introduction: What is Testing?
  • Validity and reliability
  • Test construction
  • An introduction to Classical Test Theory
  • Analysis of student data from classroom tests

The event is organized by the Arts and Sciences Department of Hellenic American College/Hellenic American University.

Seats are limited. Please use the online booking platform below to reserve your seat.




Venue: Hellenic American College, 22 Massalias Street, Athens - 6th floor Conference room

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020

Starting Time: 10:00

Duration: 2 hours

Languages: EN

Reservation Required: Yes

Admission Fee: Admission is free

Certificate of attendance: Yes

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Speaker’s short bio

Nigel Downey is currently Director of the Office for Language Assessment (OLA) at Hellenic American University. He holds an M.A. in TESOL and his Ph.D. research is in the field of English-language listening comprehension. He has been in the TESOL profession in Greece for over thirty years as a teacher and teacher trainer and has taught M.A. courses in the US and Greece. Nigel has also written and collaborated on a number of books and articles and has been working in the field of language assessment at Hellenic American University since 2004.