Washback of the ICFES Exam: A Case Study of Two Schools in the Departamento del Atlántico.

  • Norma Barletta Universidad del Norte
  • Ofelia May Universidad del Norte
Keywords: ICFES exam, washback effect, dimensions of washback, English language tea¬ching

Abstract

This study explores the impact of the compulsory state examinations at the end of secondary schooling (the ICFES exams) on English teaching practices in Colombia, since these examinations were modified in 2000. More specifically, we describe the washback effect of the English Test in two public schools. The washback effect is discussed, and results presented that were obtained through the triangulation of information and sources.

Received: 28-03-06 / Accepted: 31-07-06

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Barletta, N & May, O. (2006). Washback of the ICFES Exam: A Case Study of Two Schools in the Departamento del Atlántico. Íkala. 11(1), pp. 235 – 261 

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Author Biographies

Norma Barletta, Universidad del Norte
Norma Barletta is a teacher and researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Educación, in Universidad del Norte.
Ofelia May, Universidad del Norte
Ofelia May works as a teacher and researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores en Educación, in Universidad del Norte.

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Published
2009-11-08
How to Cite
Barletta, N., & May, O. (2009). Washback of the ICFES Exam: A Case Study of Two Schools in the Departamento del Atlántico. Íkala, 11(1), 235-261. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ikala/article/view/2787
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Empirical Studies