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January 2017

A very Happy New Year to all users of the Language Testing website. First up for 2017 is my annual review of the testing year, in which I select some of my favourite testing and assessment stories from the year gone by. These provide insights into testing issues that manage to get into the world press. Some are serious, some frivolous, and many simply bizarre. It's always a rather personal and eclectic selection. Just click on the link to read. During 2017 I will be on sabbatical. While I have a stack of stuff to do, I also plan to do a new feature with multiple sections, based on the needs of my own students. Two new podcasts in the pipeline too. A little more in the "coming soon" section below. Stay tuned for all the daily news and updates throughout the new year.


What is Language Testing?
                    

Conferences: The website for LTRC 2017 in Colombia is now available here. AALA is now open for registration.
Coming Soon: The next podcast is Spring 2017, as it's now produced twice a year in conjunction with SAGE and Language Testing journal. I'm also planning a feature on item analysis. This is something that I often find isn't treated very well in the language testing books, and I need a resource on this for my own classes. It will take ages to write and produce, so I'll probably do it in sections. Watch this space!


Current Feature:
Language Testing Review of 2016
Click on the 'Features' link to see selected topics that have previously appeared in the features slot. These are changed up to four times a year, providing short pieces on subjects of interest to students of language testing and assessment.


The Language Testing Bookstore contains academic texts on languge testing. You can also use the Book Search page where you can input your own keywords. If you are a test taker, or preparing to take a test, the test preparation pages have links to the latest student texts, test preparation tips on YouTube, and information on language testing and immigration. We also provide links to many language testing related videos on YouTube.


Information Services
The website has a number of free Information Alert Services that are designed to help you keep up to date with what is going on in the world of language testing & assessment. These services use webslicing, which is a web feature introduced with Internet Explorer 8. When you subscribe to a webslice a tab is placed on the favourites bar of Internet Explorer and you are alerted whenever the information is updated. You can currently subscribe to any of the following services:

Language Testing News: Available on this page. My search engine scours the world press for testing stories and updates this page on the fly every three hours. Webslicing is no longer available for this service as it is being phased out in more recent versions of IE and Edge.

Jobs4U: A daily roundup of jobs in testing and assessment. You see just the most recent job available in the alert, but just click to go to the employment page where you will find all the new positions just advertised. Frequency: Daily.

Article Alert: Checks the language testing journals and many applied linguistics and educational research journals for articles on language testing. When you receive an alert, go to the page to see all the new articles that have just been published. Frequency: Weekly.

Language Testing Bytes: Notification of new issues of the podcast so you can download them from this website. Frequency: twice a year.

Also available is this website's bulletin with periodic information about updates and other language testing news. Frequency: variable.


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Language Testing | SAGE Publications Ltd
Language Testing is a fully peer reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles on language testing and assessment.

Language Testing International | Validated and Certified ...
Corporate and proficiency testing in many languages, including English. Certified by ACTFL and the test is transferable for 3 college credits by ACE.

The TOEFL® Test
Want to study abroad? Need a visa for an English-speaking country? The TOEFL® test is a test of English as a foreign language that can help you achieve your future ...

Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service
The Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service provides students the opportunity to receive up to 12 semester hours of university credit by examination (some ...

Academic English - UCI Academic Testing Center
Academic English Placement Test. What is the purpose of the Academic English (AE) Placement Test? The purpose of this exam is to identify those students who would ...

International English Language Testing System - Wikipedia
The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS / ? a?. ? l t s /, is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native ...

Free Foreign Language Proficiency Test from Bridge
Wondering how well you speak a foreign language? Take a free online English, Spanish or Portuguese language proficiency test now!

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Wikipedia
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, / ? t o? f ?l /, TOH-f?l) is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers ...

IELTS - IELTS Home of the IELTS English Language Test
IELTS is the high stakes English test for international study, migration and work. Open a world of opportunity with IELTS.

IELTS | British Council
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world?s most popular English language test. More than 2.5 million IELTS tests are taken each year.

Educational Testing Service - Official Site
Australia Accepts TOEFL ® Scores for. Using TOEFL ® Scores to Study in the U.K. Educational Testing Service (ETS) Who We Serve ; Research ; Our Mission ; Who We Serve.

Learn English | British Council
Learn English with the British Council and you?ll be learning with the world?s English experts. ... IELTS - The test that opens doors around the world.

IELTS Exam Preparation - IELTS Home
IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the ...

TOEFL IBT Practice Test | Free TOEFL Practice Exam ...
Take your free, TOEFL practice test now! The TOEFL exam is taken by more than 30 million people. Study on our site for free with no registration required.

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration.

IELTS International English language test system | Take IELTS
Take IELTS English test with British Council. IELTS ? The worlds leading English test of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Book your IELTS test NOW!

Testing - New York University
Measure your proficiency of a foreign language through the language testing services offered at the NYU School of Professional Studies. The test is offered in more ...

PTE Academic - information about the exam and links to ...
PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and ...

Applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests ...
List of tests and test centres approved by UK Visas and Immigration to show that applicants have the required level of English for their visa.

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Official Site
Information about the TOEFL tests and services are available online. Try the TOEFL practice questions.


Humour
Testing and assessment is serious because it can affect the lives of test takers, institutions, and society. But like all human and social activities, there is a humorous side as well. So after all the heavy stuff in the rest of this website, you may enjoy looking at testing in a rather different way, in the humour page, where you'll find video, audio, cartoons and other fun stuff related to testing and assessment.


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Daily Language Testing News

Germany's Innovative Strategies to Enroll Refugees
18 January, 2017
Blog: The World View

In recent years, the European Union’s governance structures have been challenged to the crisis point by the arrival of asylum seekers across the continent. H...



Are Babies Smart? They're Definitely Not Dumb. . . - Romper
18 January, 2017

Romper

Are Babies Smart? They're Definitely Not Dumb. . .
Romper
And in a few weeks, your baby will be imitating your facial expressions, mapping out your emotions and learning the...


New school rating system will have less emphasis on PSSAs, Keystones
18 January, 2017
The SPP scores heavily depend on the results of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment and Keystone exams ... to quantify or mitigate the effect of poverty, transiency and...

New York high school Chinese test
18 January, 2017
Wang Hongtu, a professor of Chinese language at Shanghai?s Fudan University ... It should be pointed out that this is a "CLA Final Exam", where "CLA" means "Collegiate Learning ...

Mobile Testing in the Context of BDD, TDD, and ATDD - DZone News
18 January, 2017

DZone News

Mobile Testing in the Context of BDD, TDD, and ATDD
DZone News
All these processes aid developers and testers in understanding the customer's needs prior to implementati...


Teachers rally today outside Pontiac High School
18 January, 2017
The most recent state data shows that 5.5% of Pontiac students were proficient in math and English language arts in grades 3-8 ... specifically scores on standardized tests, muc...

Cambridge Centre of Excellence launched at school
18 January, 2017
The Cambridge English Language Assessment, which is part of the University of Cambridge, has launched the Cambridge Centre of Excellence and Cambridge Spoken English Club at Glo...

Language learning aids attention, study says
18 January, 2017
Mental agility can be boosted by even a short period of learning a language, a study suggests. Tests carried out on students of all ages suggest that acquiring a new language im...

How to Increase the Number and Quality of Language-Immersion Programs
18 January, 2017
3. Rigorous standards and expectations related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment are in place and communicated clearly. Model dual language programs teach not only lang...

Do Babies Understand Their Native Language? New Study Shows Babies Will Remember Birth Language Even If They 'Forget' As Adults
18 January, 2017
Dr. Jiyoun Choi and colleagues at Hanyang University in Seoul conducted the research by testing ... to the Korean language as children. At first, both groups performed to the sa...

Mobile Testing in the Context of BDD, TDD, and ATDD
17 January, 2017
All these processes aid developers and testers in understanding the customer?s needs prior to implementation and allow customers to be able to converse in their own domain langu...

Driverless shuttles testing underway, but won?t hit city streets until late this year
17 January, 2017
The organization had proposed language barring data collected from passengers to ... The bill also requires the CCTA, or one of its private partners, to submit a detailed testin...

Long-distance tutoring connects McGill students to Syrian refugees with the Syrian Kids Foundation - McGill Tribune
17 January, 2017

McGill Tribune

Long-distance tutoring connects McGill students to Syrian refugees with the Syrian Kids Foundation
McGill Tribune
The goal is to help refugees prepare for the Test o...


Denmark considers mandatory language test for all three-year-olds
16 January, 2017
Local Government Denmark (Kommunernes Landsforening - KL) has called for all mandatory language testing of all three-year-olds as a way to combat social inequality, Politiken re...

 
     
 
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