Welcome to the TDE 4 ENGLISH webpages!

TDE stands for Test Design and Evaluation.

TDE 4 English are webpages by the TDE team which provide you with information on the team and their aims, the team's publications as well as test design resources in general.

The webpages also allow you to get in touch with the team should you wish to comment on their work or support them in any other way and keeps you updated on their projects and undertakings.

More about the TDE team!

Publications and Resources

Test blueprint

Click on  the table on the right to obtain information on the following features of the 'Epreuve commune' in English: 

  • the test battery, i.e. the papers the test consists of;
  • the marks attributed to each paper;
  • the time set aside for each paper;
  • the number of the tasks / items;
  • the nature of the tasks / items.

 

Test specifications

Test specifications not only give you a detailed description of the actual features of a test, they also provide information about: 

  • its construct and its objectives;
  • the test takers and the various stakeholders;
  • the administration of the test.

Click on the link below if you want to find out about the test specifications for the 'épreuve commune'.

Marking Tools

There are two writing tasks. Click on the marking grids for the respective tasks to find out more about the marking criteria.
Should you want to print out the marking grids, click on the links at the bottom of the page.

Marking grid for task 1:

 

 

Marking grid for task 2:

 

 

 Marking grids for printing (pdf)

 

 

 

TDE work in 2012/2013

Click on the graph on the right to obtain information on how
the 'epreuve commune' 2012/2013 in English was developed.

 

 

 

 

Epreuve commune 2013/2014

Please find below hyperlinks to the materials the TDE team developed for the 'Epreuve commune' 2013/2014 in English:

  • a test booklet with the actual test;
  • a CD with the recordings for the listening paper;
  • an assessment booklet with
    • the keys for the listening and reading papers,
    • marking grids for the writing paper,
    • conversion tables to transform the test scores into marks out of 60,
    • samples of written productions which have been marked by the team;
  • Training materials 'Marking with marking grids'.

You are welcome to use any of the above materials.

Click on the links below to get access to them. The sound files for the listening paper are rather big which is why each listening task is uploaded separately.

 

 

 


Interesting Weblinks

Epreuve commune 2012/2013

 

The TDE team developed a number of materials for the 'Epreuve commune' 2012/2013 in English:

  • a test booklet with the actual test;
  • a CD with the recordings for the listening paper;
  • an assessment booklet with
    • the keys for the listening and reading papers,
    • marking grids for the writing paper,
    • conversion tables to transform the test scores into marks out of 60,
    • samples of written productions which have been marked by the team.

You are welcome to use any of the above materials.

Click on the links below to get access to them. The sound files for the listening paper are rather big which is why each listening task is uploaded separately.

Lancaster report

Click on the following title to get access to the detailed report written by Dr Tineke Brunfaut and Dr Luke Harding on the cooperation between the TDE team and Lancaster University:

Questionnaire

Please click on one of the following links to consult the relevant documents.

       

 


Epreuve commune 2014/2015

 [Under construction]

Contact

 

Ministère de l’Éducation nationale,
de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse
29, rue Aldringen
L-2926 Luxembourg

epreuves.communes@men.lu

TDE team

tde@men.lu