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BALEAP PIM: Assessing the assessors

23rd February 2019

£100 – £150

The Birmingham International Academy at the University of Birmingham is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming BALEAP PIM on the theme – Assessing the assessors: reviewing assessment practices in (and beyond) EAP. The event will take place from 09.30-16.30 on Saturday 23 February, 2019 at the University of Birmingham’s newly opened hotel and conference centre facilities – Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre .

This one-day conference is focused on assessment and assessment literacy in the digital age. Recent debate on assessment design in the age of the internet, both within language assessment and across higher education, suggest that there are shared challenges which an inter-disciplinary approach may help to overcome. The aim of this BALEAP PIM is to provide space to take stock of the issues and share good assessment practice and innovations within and beyond the EAP community.

We welcome proposals which address the theme in the form of practical interactive workshops (40 minutes), standard (20 minute) or lightning (10 minute) presentations, or posters. Suggested topics include:

  • Developing teacher and student assessment literacy
  • Plagiarism and how to discourage it through design rather than dissuasion
  • Alternative assessment approaches e.g. dynamic assessment, vivas, open book exams
  • Collaboration within assessment design and delivery
  • Challenges of assessing ESP
  • Sharing good practice with the wider academic community (we would welcome speakers from other subject areas within universities)

The deadline for proposals is 10am on Friday 18 January, 2019.

The Proposal Form and information on Travel and Accommodation are here:

Proposal Form

Travel and Accommodation Information

We are also delighted to be able to confirm that our plenary speaker will be Professor Tony Green, Director and Professor in Language Assessment at the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) at the University of Bedfordshire. Professor Green has served as President of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and an Expert Member of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA). We are very much looking forward to him sharing his knowledge and expertise with us on the day.

Please forward any event-related queries to Lorraine Mighty at Proposal submissions should be sent to Queries regarding registration should be directed to

For BALEAP members, this event is discounted to £75. Please log in here with the details that were used to purchase membership (institutional or individual); please also ensure that your membership is renewed for 2018/19. If you would like to become an individual member now, please sign up here.


23rd February 2019
£100 – £150
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