EKIS373 Assessing Reading and Writing (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The aim of this self-study is to examine the basic principles of the assessment of reading and writing.

Completion methods

Independent study: readings, book exam

Assessment details

Book exam

Learning outcomes

After studying the books students will be able to:
- explain the nature of reading and writing
- explain key concepts, theories and approaches in assessing reading and writing
- discuss and evaluate some international tests of reading and writing

Description of prerequisites

APPLANG students:
- SOKS105 Introduction to Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society
- SOKS1006 Key themes and questions in applied language studies
- SOKS1007 Introduction to methodologies of applied language studies


  • Alderson, J.C. (2000). Assessing reading. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Weigle, S. Cushing (2002). Assessing writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Method 2

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item
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