The Assessment of L2 Written English across the MENA Region: A Synthesis of Practice

Lee McCallum (Editor), Christine Coombe (Editor)

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This edited book brings together contributions from different educational contexts across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in order to explore how L2 English writing is assessed. Across seven MENA countries, the book covers aspects of practice including: task design and curriculum alignment, test (re)development, rubric design, the subjective decision making that underpins assessing students' writing and feedback provision, learner performance and how research methods help shed light on initiatives to improve student writing. In such coverage, chapter authors provide concrete evidence of how assessment practice is governed by their unique context, yet also influenced by international standards, trends and resources. This book will be of interest to second language teachers, assessors and programme developers as well as test designers and evaluators.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages432
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-53254-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-53253-6, 978-3-030-53256-7
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Business communication
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  • Feedback
  • Language ideologies
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Test design
  • Writing proficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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