Better through benchmarking

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Roche, T, Tran, P, Tebb, J, Matthews, C & Alderton, W 2019, Better through benchmarking, paper presented to UCEA PD Fest Melbourne, Shape: tech, academic, social and cultural engagement, Melbourne, 26 October.

PowerPoint Presentation available on Open Access


This panel sessions presents a brief overview of UECA’s nation-wide initiative assessing the language standards of Direct Entry and ELICOS pathway programs. The presentation shares learnings from the Benchmarking Project involving some 60 assessors from 20 Australian University Centres using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to externally validate university partners’ writing assessments and international student work samples.

Panel members will share the experience and learnings gained from the perspective of participants in the project.

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Session 4 panel: Better through benchmarking

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