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 Santos is an English and Portuguese teacher, academic writing and speaking consultant, and applied linguistics researcher. He teaches at Instituto Federal de Goiás, Brazil, and is a doctoral student at Iowa State University. His interests include language assessment, CALL, written and oral academic communication, and teacher training.


Liberato SantosPresident

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 ConsoloVice president

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.


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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 MoraesAdvisory Council - Secretary

Ana Lígia Silva

Ana Lígia Barbosa de Carvalho e Silva is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Applied Linguistics Department of the Institute of Language Studies at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), in Brazil, from where she also holds an M.A. degree in the same field, with scholarships from CAPES. She also holds a post-graduate degree in ESL teaching from Mackenzie University, São Paulo, Brazil, and in the past few years she has been an active member of several study groups such as the BRAZ-TESOL Assessment and ESP SIGs, the Aeronautical English Study Group (GEIA), and the 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 test design. Lately, Lígia has been an examiner and rater of the oral part of the Celpe-Bras exam (the Brazilian proficiency exam of Portuguese for foreigners), and she has also participated in different international events in order to present her Ph.D. investigation on the design of an English proficiency test for the pilots from Esquadrilha da Fumaça, the Air Demonstration Team from the Brazilian Air Force.


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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.


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Gladys Camargo

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).


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