Elizabeth
Arrigoni

Position
Senior Instructor
Department
Department of English Language Instruction

Profile

Brief Biography

Elizabeth Arrigoni is a senior instructor in the Department of English Language Instruction, and was previously a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) fellow from 1996 to 1998. She currently teaches English 0210, an integrated language skills and content course, where she also served as an assessment specialist for nine years. Prior to rejoining AUC in 2007, Elizabeth worked first as an assessment specialist and then as a consultant with Education Testing Service on a variety of language proficiency tests, including the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Arrigoni regularly gives workshops at local conferences and universities on assessment and materials development. Her current teaching and research interests include educator assessment literacy, student engagement and diagnostic reading assessment.

Education

  • BA in Anthropology from Haverford College (1994)
  • MA from AUC (1998)

Publications

  • Gebril, A., Boraie, D., & Arrigoni, E. (forthcoming). Assessment literacy. In John Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.  
  • Boraie, D. A., E. A. Arrigoni, and J. Moos (2017). Investigating the Use of English Language Proficiency Assessments for Admission and Placement in English-Medium Universities in Arabic-Speaking Countries" in Handbook of Applied Linguistics in the Middle East and North Africa, (Atta Gebril, Ed.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.  
  • Gebril, A., Boraie, D., Arrigoni, E. (2016). Assessment literacy training for English language educators in Egypt. In S.V. Aryadoust and J. Fox (Eds.), Current Trends in Language Testing in the Pacific Rim and the Middle East: Policies, Analyses, and Diagnoses. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.  
  • Arrigoni, E. A. and V. C. Clark (2015), Investigating the appropriateness of IELTS cut-off scores for admissions and placement decisions at an English-medium university in Egypt. British Council/Cambridge University/IDP Australia IELTS Research Reports, 29. 
Research Interest

Assessment literacy test fairness and the consequences of test use.