The effect of different self-assessment tools on students’ attitudes towards learning English

Burcu Şentürk, İsmail Hakkı Mirici


The study investigated the effect of self-assessment via the European Language Portfolio (ELP), a unit based checklist and a learner style inventory on students’ attitudes towards learning English. The data were collected via an attitude scale adopted from Dörnyei and Csizér (2006) and from Ryan (2005). The results of the study indicated that the ELP, learner style inventory and unit based checklists were the tools which have potential to promote self-assessment on the condition that they are used effectively both by EFL teachers and their students, and as a consequence they may support developing positive attitudes towards learning English.  Additionally, it was found. In addition, both the teachers and the students believed that the ELP was a tool for self-assessment; however, the implementation that the students felt positive towards the use of the ELP and working with it as far as they used it correctly as part of their curriculum of the ELP in the school curriculum needs support since they do not have enough information about the use and the effectiveness of the ELP.


Self-assessment; ELP; Unit based checklist; Learner style

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