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This chapter addresses different modalities of assessment, provides an overview of the assessment processes of the basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) tested by the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) examination, and explores the ways in which the FCE Online Course and Tester--the resources provided through the InGenio CALL authoring shell, content manager and courseware delivery platform--contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the assessment of those skills. These materials are flexible enough to be adapted to different degrees of learning autonomy, thus allowing students to assess their own progress while enabling their learning process to be monitored by a tutor or a teacher in those cases where the materials are used by them as a complement for their language lessons. Such is the case of some teachers at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) who are already successfully making use of some of the materials published through InGenio as a way to include additional contents and monitor and assess their students' achievements and progress. One of the most important features concerning these online language learning materials is that they allow students to choose between two main modalities of assessment, one of them enabling them to supervise their own learning process; and the other one leading to the development of their autonomy and sense of responsibility while getting support from a tutor or teacher. [For the complete volume, "Second Language Teaching and Learning with Technology: Views of Emergent Researchers," see ED574599.]

Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Online Courses, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Listening Skills, Speech Skills, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Feedback (Response), Computer Assisted Testing La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail: info[at]; Web site:

Author: Sevilla-Pavón, Ana; Martínez-Sáez, Antonio; Macario Siqueira, José


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