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English Teaching & Learning

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 389–409 | Cite as

A Study of Socio-Cultural Conception of Writing Assessment Literacy: Iranian EFL Teachers’ and Students’ Perspectives

  • Maryam Ataie-Tabar
  • Gholamreza ZareianEmail author
  • Seyyed Mohammad Reza Amirian
  • Seyyed Mohammad Reza Adel
Original Paper

Abstract

This is a mixed method study aimed at assessing the extent to which writing assessment literacy (AL) of Iranian English language teachers reflects its socio-cultural construct. The five key aspects of quality assessment for writing based on Lee’s 37 study and Coombs’s 14 socio-cultural conception of AL are used as a framework to analyze both student and teacher data, acknowledging the importance of including students’ perspectives. Quantitative data, collected through a questionnaire answered by 105 English language students, were combined and compared with qualitative data from three EFL teachers. Data were analyzed in relation to the key competencies for writing assessment. On the whole, limited writing assessment skills of EFL teachers were suggested from the perspectives of both groups of stakeholders (i.e., students and teachers). More specifically, results revealed that students’ report of the teachers’ writing AL did not reflect the five key principles. A general need to enhance the socio-cultural aspect of writing AL among Iranian EFL teachers was highlighted as well.

Keywords

Assessment literacy EFL teachers Socio-cultural perspective Writing assessment 

探究寫作評量素養中的社會文化觀:伊朗英語教師與學生的觀點

摘要

本混合方法研究旨在探究伊朗英語教師的寫作評量素養(AL)反映其社會文化觀的程度。本研究基於Lee(2017)所提出關於寫作質量評量的五個關鍵面向,和Coombs(2017)關於評量素養的社會文化概念為框架,來分析學生和教師的數據,同時強調了包含學生觀點的重要性。我們綜合由105名英語學生填寫問卷所得之定量數據後,與根據3名英語教師所得之定性數據進行比較,接著分析了關係到寫作評量關鍵能力之相關數據。總體而言,兩組利益相關者(即學生和教師)皆點出英語教師有限的寫作評量技巧。具體而言,結果顯示學生在對教師寫作評量素養的回應中沒有反映出五個關鍵原則。本研究亦強調伊朗英語教師的寫作評量素養在社會文化面向上仍有加強的需要。

關鍵詞

評量素養 英語教師 社會文化面向 寫作評量 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English Language and LiteratureHakim Sabzevari UniversitySabzevarIran

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