Assessing english as a second language: From classroom data to a competence-based open learner model

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  • Barbara Wasson
  • Michael Kickmeier-Rust
  • Matthew D. Johnson
  • Eli Moe
  • Cecilie Hansen
  • Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart
  • Klaus Hammermueller

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Uni Health, Uni Research AS
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bergen
  • InterMedia, Uni Health, Uni. Research AS
  • Knowledge Management Institute, Technical University of Graz
  • Talkademy


With the increase of ICT in classrooms comes much data that can be used for evidence-based assessment. We focus on harnessing and interpreting this data to empower teachers in formative assessment. We describe e-assessment of English as a Second Language and illustrate how we move from data collected in classroom activities, through an automated assessment method, to visualising competence levels in an open learner model.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2012), 20th - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 26 Nov 201230 Nov 2012


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2012), 20th


  • Evidence-based formative assessment, Open learner model, Second language