Self-assessment in EFL classes of secondary education in Türkiye: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)-based implementations




Self-assessment, CEFR, EFL, Language policy, Secondary education


The current study investigates the CEFR-based self-assessment implementations in English as a foreign language (EFL) classes in secondary education in Türkiye. The study adopted a qualitative research design, and the data were collected via document analysis, an interview form, and an observation checklist. The results revealed an incongruity between theory and practice regarding the CEFR-based self-assessment implementations in 9th grade EFL classes; the CEFR-based self-assessment was provided in the coursebook through 'can do' statements at the end of each unit in the 'Check Yourself' parts. However, the compatibility of these items with the EAQUALS Bank of Descriptors as Checklists was relatively low. In addition, the study revealed that the participating teachers favoured self-assessment implementations in their classes. However, they did not implement the self-assessment parts upon completing units in real EFL class contexts. 


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Yüce, E., & Mirici, İsmail H. (2022). Self-assessment in EFL classes of secondary education in Türkiye: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)-based implementations. Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 13(1), 349–359.