The Cambridge English Scale is a new approach to reporting results across the range of Cambridge English exams. Initially, this will apply to Cambridge English: First, First for Schools, Advanced and Proficiency from January 2015. Other exams will be added to the scale during 2015.
This webinar is for teachers preparing students for Cambridge English exams. It explains the changes we have made to how we report results and the certificate candidates receive. The webinar will focus on the rationale behind the changes and the benefits it provides for candidates and teachers. The presenter will answer any questions relating to the Cambridge English Scale at the end of the session.
Lynne Stevenson, Assessment Group Manager, Cambridge English
Lynne has extensive experience in English language teaching and assessment. She taught in Italy for many years before joining Cambridge Assessment in 2009. Lynne works as an Assessment Group Manager at Cambridge Assessment and is currently responsible for Cambridge English: Young Learners and Cambridge English: Key and Key for Schools. She is also responsible for grading and results.
Ron Zeronis, Assistant Director – Assessment, Cambridge English Language Assessment
Ron is responsible for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: Proficiency. He manages the production, marking, analysis, grading, and regular reviewing and updating of paper-based and computer-based versions of these exams. In addition, he works on test development projects and is responsible for item writing quality assurance. Ron joined Cambridge English Language Assessment in 2004 and has worked on General English exams, test development projects, Business English exams and teaching qualifications. Before this he gained extensive experience as an English language teacher and Director of Studies. Ron holds a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Leicester and has the DTEFLA.
Slides can be viewed here - http://assets.cambridgeenglish.org/webinars/introduction-to-the-cambridge-english-scale.pdf