Assessment SIG

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SIG Mission: 

Our mission statement:

To promote awareness of assessment in the ELT community by providing teachers and educators with the best practices within the assessment realm.


Our main goals:

  1. To provide the ELT community with assessment literacy;
  2. To offer online and face-to-face events raising awareness on the importance of assessment within the ELT community.
  3. To support members with key tools in the assessment area so they can self-evaluate and evaluate their own students and peers.
  4. To offer the community reliable and useful information based on research conducted by the most important exam boards.


SIG Team

Liberato Santos

Liberato Silva dos Santos is an English and Portuguese teacher, language assessment specialist, teacher trainer, and academic writing and speaking consultant. He teaches at Instituto Federal de Goiás (IFG) in Goiânia, Brazil. He holds a B.A. in ELT from PUC Goiás, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Brasília (UnB), and is currently a PhD student in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University, in the USA. His interests include speaking and pronunciation assessment, written and oral academic communication, CALL, and teacher training.


Liberato SantosLeader

Douglas Consolo

Douglas Altamiro Consolo holds a BA in Linguistics and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in Brazil, a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading, in England, and a title of Associate Professor from the State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP). He has carried out post-doctoral projects at UNICAMP, at the University of Melbourne, in Australia (UNIMELB), and at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He works as a lecturer and researcher at UNESP.


Douglas ConsoloFinance Coordinator

Sergio Pantoja

With over two decades of experience in the ELT field, Sergio Pantoja has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, speaking and writing examiner. He holds, among others, a degree in Languages, a postgraduate degree in English Language Teaching and Translation, a TESOL Certificate from the University of Oregon, USA, the C2 Proficiency certificate (CPE), and the Delta. His Delta Module 3 Specialism focused on LDT (Language Development for Teachers).


Sergio PantojaCommunications Coordinator

Isadora Moraes

Isadora Moraes is a PhD student at Universidade Estadual de Londrina and is conducting research in the areas of language assessment literacy and teacher education. She is mainly interested in teachers' language assessment needs and how best they can be developed to improve teaching, learning and assessment.


Isadora MoraesEvents Coordinator

Gladys Quevedo

Gladys Quevedo-Camargo holds a BA in English Language and Literatures/Translation from PUCSP, MA and PhD in Language Studies from the State University of Londrina. She was visiting researcher twice - 2011/2013 and 2017/2018 at UNICAMP to carry out post-doctoral studies on language assessment. She also holds the COTE (Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English) (1996) and the RSA/DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) (1997). Since 2013 she has worked as a professor and researcher at the Department of Foreign Languages and Translation at the University of Brasília ? UnB, both with undergraduate and graduate students. She is a member of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and founder/member at large of the Latin American Association for Language Testing and Assessment (LAALTA).


Gladys QuevedoAdvisory Council

Ana Lígia Silva

Ana Lígia Barbosa de Carvalho e Silva is currently a postdoctoral researcher in linguistics studies at the São Paulo State University (UNESP), S. J. do Rio Preto. In 2023, she was a visiting scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York, where she conducted part of her investigation on the design of an English proficiency exam for the pilots from Esquadrilha da Fumaça, the Air Demonstration Team from the Brazilian Air Force. Lígia holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. degree in Applied Linguistics, both from the Univesity of Campinas (Unicamp), as well as a post-graduate degree in ESL teaching from Mackenzie University. In the past few years, she has presented at several international conferences, published articles, book chapters and an award winning e-book with the results of her Ph.D. thesis. She has also been an active member of several study groups, such as the BRAZ-TESOL Assessment and ESP SIGs, the Aeronautical English Study Group (GEIA), the International Civil Aviation English Association (ICAEA) Research Group, and the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) Aviation Language Assessment SIG. Her research interests include language assessment and testing in ESP, with special focus on English for pilots, language needs analysis and language test design.


Ana Lígia SilvaAdvisory Council

Alberto Costa

Alberto Costa holds the Cambridge RSA Diploma for Overseas Teachers of English (DOTE) and have a specialization in teacher training (PRINSELT) from the College of St. Mark & St. John in Plymouth, UK. Alberto has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and academic consultant for 30 years, having also worked as a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner and course tutor for the teaching qualifications CELTA, ICELT and DELTA.


Alberto CostaAdvisory Council

Rafael Carpanez

Rafael Carpanez has been in the ELT field for over 20 years. He is a CELTA and Oxford Teacher´s Academy holder and has worked for institutions such as Berlitz, National Geographic Learning, Cultura Inglesa SP, Oxford University Press and the British Council. He is currently the Business Development and Marketing Manager for Michigan Language Assessment.


Rafael CarpanezAdvisory Council