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Registration – EALTA 2018

Registration – EALTA 2018 | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
Registration The registration fees are as follows: Event Fee  Conference 90 EUR (early bird) / 100 EUR (regular) / 85 EUR (student) Pre-Conference Workshops 90 EUR SIG meetings 20 EUR Early bird registration ends March 18, 2018.
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Best Practices for Making Classroom Assessments

Best Practices for Making Classroom Assessments | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
Learn to make a strong test. The most instructionally-relevant tests are those developed by the individual teacher for use with a particular class.
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Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) Testing

Learn about the military's Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), the test given which measures the ability to learn a foreign language.

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Doctoral Dissertation Grants | The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

Language assessment is one of TIRF's research priorities.
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Midwest Association of Language Testers Conference in Madison, Wisconsin - Sep 2018

Midwest Association of Language Testers Conference in Madison, Wisconsin - Sep 2018 | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
20th Annual Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference
Ready, Steady, Grow! Measuring Language Development from Pre-K through College and Beyond.

September 21-22, 2018
The Pyle Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The MwALT 2018 conference marks the twentieth anniversary of our organization as well as the first year that it will be hosted at University of Wisconsin-Madison. We hope to commemorate both these landmarks with a very special conference and look forward to welcoming you all to Madison with two pre-conference workshops on September 21 and MwALT 20 on September 22, 2018.

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Assessment Developer Job - Michigan UM Careers

Assessment Developer Job - Michigan UM Careers | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
Deadline for applications - 26 FEB 2018.  Salary range - US$48K-60K.

Job summary:  Ensure that the content, quality, processes, and procedures for new and existing Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) products and services meet or exceed expectations, and that CaMLA’s position as a leading provider of English language assessments and services is enhanced. 

Applicants with an interest in automated scoring, automated test assembly and/or computer-based testing are strongly encouraged to apply. 
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Chinese man arrested over alleged impersonation for English test

Chinese man arrested over alleged impersonation for English test | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
KYOTO -- A Chinese man who allegedly impersonated a different exam taker for an English language proficiency test here has been arrested, police revealed on Jan 22.
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Researcher, Test Development (Productive Skills)

Researcher, Test Development (Productive Skills),
Pay Band: 8
Location: UK
Contract: Indefinite
Closing date:23.59 (UK time) on the 11th February 2018
Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK

Please note that in December 2020, the British Council will relocate its new global headquarters: International Quarter, Stratford, and London E20.


The British Council is looking for an experienced Researcher, Test Development (Productive Skills) to join the English & Exams team based in our offices in London.


The Organisation


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.  We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

English and Examinations


Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better quality teaching and learning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications.  Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching centres and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.  


The Opportunity


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Researcher to develop the British Council Assessment Research Group by providing expert technical support in the areas of language test development and validation, with a specific focus on the assessment of productive skills.


Responsibilities will include:


Consultancy, analysis & problem-solving

Applies advanced knowledge of their technical/professional specialism to solve a range of complex business issues within a specific organisational unit or area of corporate activityInternal customer focus Builds an in-depth understanding of the particular operational context, opportunities and challenges facing their specific internal customer(s), and of how those relate to wider issues across the broader organisation, to ensure the development of new policies and practices based on informed business insight and joined-up thinking

Service improvement

Identifies and makes recommendations to more senior managers for improvements to ways of working that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the corporate functional discipline, as well as the operational effectiveness of their internal customers.

Functional expertise

Provides expert professional advice, support and challenge to internal customers and other stakeholders to support the development of high quality, effective and continuously improving business practices within their area of functional expertise

Relationship & stakeholder management

Develops peer/personal networks within and outside the BC to enhance own knowledge and expertise.

Leadership & management

Plans and prioritises own work activities to ensure effective delivery of diverse responsibilities and deliverables over a quarterly to annual time horizon As an experienced professional, contributes ideas to support the development of discipline-wide and customer-specific business plans and priorities

What you will receive:


Attractive salary and benefits


For more information and a complete list of responsibilities, please see below:


Role Profile

British Council skills 


British Council Behaviours



If you feel that you are suitable and would like to be considered for this role, please apply before 23:59 UK time on the 11th February 2018

Our Equality Commitment: 

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.     

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.   


Region : UK Country : England Location : London Department : English & Exams Job Category : Exams Pay Band : Pay Band 8


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Bibliography of PhD Dissertations in Language Testing - International Language Testing Association

Bibliography of PhD Dissertations in Language Testing - International Language Testing Association | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
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SHIKEN: JALT Testing & Eval. SIG Newsletter

A list of articles from the newsletter of the Testing & Evaluation Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching
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English language proficiency testing and flight crew licensing | UK Civil Aviation Authority

English language proficiency testing and flight crew licensing | UK Civil Aviation Authority | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
Guidance and procedures for carrying out an informal assessment
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Network of Expertise in Language Assessment

Network of Expertise in Language Assessment | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
Join NExLA to become part of a network of expertise in language assessment.
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The (most) common quesions about assessment in CLIL

The (most) common quesions about assessment in CLIL | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
Assessment is a vital part of education throughout the world, but assessment in CLIL lessons can be tricky because of the language and content involved. So, what to do?
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Job Vacancy - English Language Assessment Manager (ESOL) in London, United Kingdom

Assessment Manager with a specialism in EFL or ESOL working with a team of Test Development specialists on Pearson English language testing programmes with the primary responsibility for developing and ensuring that the main testing instruments are developed in accordance with the criteria as described in the test specification and that the item bank is regularly replenished with new items as needed to meet market requirements. The role will focus primarily on developing proficiency assessments. The Assessment Manager ensures that all Test Development processes and procedures are followed and that appropriate documentation is produced and maintained.
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Introduction to Assessment Literacy from Trinity Tesol

12 videos from Trinity is designed to give teachers an introduction into the area of assessment literacy.
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New perspective on Aviation English Training and Testing -Conference: ERAU Daytona Beach May 2018

New perspective on Aviation English Training and Testing -Conference: ERAU Daytona Beach May 2018 | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
This conference will look beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) to: the effect of language and culture on communication as a human factor, incorporating communication strategies into best practices for training and testing, considerations for future policy developments in language and communication.
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Speaking assessment for STANAG 6001

ASSESSING SPEAKING PROFICIENCY FOR NATO STANAG 6001 Curso de Preparación SLP 3333, SLP3-01-01Rev0
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This is from a private company - not an official National STANAG 6001 testing team - but it is interesting and useful nonetheless.
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assessment in curriculum development

Assessment inCurriculum DesignRahma Kaffa,Younes Taia, Zakaria JamaatiCurriculum Development CourseProf. Mohamed El Fatihi
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Language assessment resources

Language assessment resources | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
The materials in this toolkit were developed as part of a British Council funded research project which explored teacher attitudes to assessment and their training needs.

Via Yuly Asencion
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Shiken: JALT Testing and Evaluation SIG Newletter | JALT Testing & Evaluation SIG

Shiken: JALT Testing and Evaluation SIG Newletter | JALT Testing & Evaluation SIG | English Language Testing | Scoop.it
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