My research interests include language testing and assessment, teaching/learning, teacher training, materials design and evaluation, differentiated instruction, multilingual and distance education, and learning difficulties. I am the editor and author of several volumes, journal papers, and book chapters and the coordinator of the Classroom-based Language Assessment SIG – EALTA and Evaluation and Assessment FoU at OsloMet. I am currently coordinating and participating in research projects on second language assessment literacy (TALE at www.taleproject.eu), identifying linguistic parameters accounting for progress in proficiency in high-stakes tests and authentic language acquisition in multilingual contexts (ENRICH and PALM at www.enrichproject.eu and www.palm-edu.eu/en/) and others e.g. DINGLE/DAAD, TRIBES/COST, etc
Fields of study
Beyond access: improving quality of early years reading instructions in Ethiopia
The objective of the project is to improve the quality of education for primary grades in Ethiopian schools.
Critical thinking in primary education
KriT is an interdisciplinary project aiming at developing educational models for critical thinking in primary education using children’s literature and news.
English as a Lingua Franca For Inclusive Multilingual Classrooms (ENRICH)
ENRICH aims at developing a high-quality Continuous Professional Development infrastructure.
Key Inclusive Development Strategies for Life-Long Learning (KIDS4ALLL)
KIDS4ALLL aims to pilot an innovative action that will experiment a learning method and learning environment in formal, non-formal and informal educational contexts to address the integration challenges of migrant children.
Supporting Content and Language Learning Across Diversity (SCALED)
The aim of the SCALED project is to develop a new online course: interactive and self-study mode that can be adapted to onsite use.
Teacher Research Literacy (TREL): Comparative Trajectories in the Nordic-Baltic Region
TREL aims to identify good practices in the Nordic-Baltic educational context.
Publications and research
Tsagari, Dina; Reed, Kirstin Joanna; Lopriore, Lucilla
Teacher Beliefs and Practices of Language Assessment in the Context of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF): Insights from a CPD Course.
Lamprianou, Iasonas; Tsagari, Dina; Kyriakou, Nansia
Experienced but detached from reality: Theorizing and operationalizing the relationship between experience and rater effects.
Assessing Writing: An International Journal.
Karagkouni, Ifigeneia; Rousoulioti, Thomais; Tsagari, Dina
The Effectiveness of Dynamic Assessment on Improving Multilingual Students' Writing Skills in Distance Education.
Gokturk Saglam, Asli Lidice; Sevgi-Sole, Ece (Ed.).
Emerging Practices for Online Language Assessment, Exams, Evaluation, and Feedback. p. 82-98.
Maaoui, Asma; Tsagari, Dina; Dammak, Hanen
The Relationship between Language Educators’ Perceptions and Assessment Practices during the COVID-19 Crisis.
Tsagari, Dina; Liontou, Trisevgeni; Giannikas, Christina-Nicole (2023). EFL educators in the COVID-19 era: Examining the case of Greece. Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning. Vol. 13.
Tsiplakou, Stavroula; Tsagari, Dina (2023). Language ideologies and washback effects in a high-stakes Greek language examination. Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning. Vol. 13.
Flaten, Christopher Jarsve; Tsagari, Dina
Dyslexia and English as a Foreign Language in Norwegian Primary Education: A Mixed Methods Intervention Study.
Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal – CEPS Journal.
Bøhn, Henrik; Tsagari, Dina
Language Assessment Literacy: Understanding the construct from Norwegian EFL teachers.
Studies in Language Assessment (SiLA).
Vogt, Karin; Tsagari, Dina
Language assessment literacy and test validation: Highlighting the role of language teachers.
Studies in Language Assessment (SiLA).
Gokturk Saglam, Asli Lidice; Tsagari, Dina
Evaluating Perceptions towards the Consequential Validity of Integrated Language Proficiency Assessment.
Tsagari, Dina (2022). 'Foreward' in Vassiliou, S., Papadima, S. & C. N. Giannikas, (eds.), Formative assessment in second language learning: a systematic review and an annotated bibliography (pp. ii-vii). ISBN: 978-2-38372-012-6. 180 p. Research-publishing.net.
Tsagari, Dina; Vogt, Karin; Froehlich, Veronika; Csépes, Ildiko; Fekete, Adrienne; Green, Antony; Hamp-Lyons, Liz; Sifakis, Nicos; Kordia, Stefania (2018). Handbook of Assessment for Language Teachers (http://taleproject.eu/pluginfile.php/2129/mod_page/content/12/TALE%20Handbook%20-%20colour.pdf). ISBN: 978-9925-7399-0-5. 218 p. University of Cyprus.
Tsagari, Dina; Nijakowska, Joanna; Guz, Ewa (2022). Good practices in inclusive language education and foreign language teacher training - universal design in education and increasing accessibility, especially for marginalized groups. 204 p. The Scaled Project.
Tsagari, Dina; Armostis, Spyros (2023). EFL teachers’ assessment literacy: where the north meets the south. 13th CBLA SIG (online) Meeting. CBLA SIG - EALTA.
Tsagari, Dina; Nijakowska, Joanna (2023). Enriching Accessibility and Inclusion Trajectories of Language Teachers of SEN students: The SCALED project. NERA2023. OsloMet.
Tsagari, Dina; Gokturk Saglam, Asli Lidice (2023). Developing Research Literacy of Pre-service Language Teachers in Norway. NERA2023. OsloMet.
Vogt, Karin; Tsagari, Dina (2023). The Impact of Covid-19 on Language Assessment in Higher Education (continued). ILTA Webinar. International Language Testing Association.
Vogt, Karin; Tsagari, Dina (2023). Emergency remote language assessment: The impact of Covid-19 on language assessment in higher education – a qualitive study. 44th Language Testing Research Colloquium. International Language Testing Association.
Tsagari, Dina (2023). Inclusive and Accessible Language Assessment. 2nd SCALED Conference. SCALED Project.
Tsagari, Dina (2023). Language Assessment: Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion (plenary talk). English Language Testing Society. English Language Testing Society.
Tsagari, Dina (2023). Language Assessment: Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion. Inclusive Assessment SIG, AEA. Inclusive Assessment SIG, AEA.
Nijakowska, Joanna; Tsagari, Dina (2023). Operationalising inclusion and accessibility in language education: universal design and accommodations: the SCALED project/EEA. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, SIG Group, EALTA. EDI SIG Group, EALTA.
Tsagari, Dina (2023). Language Assessment Literacy: challenges and solutions. Plenary Talk. TEFL8 International Conference. University of Lisbon.