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Language Testing March 2015
I've just completed a new feature on correlation, its use in social science research, and language testing in particular. It's such a commonly used tool in language testing, and yet I find that the association/causation issue still comes up in the writing of my students, and even in papers submitted to journals. I thought that I'd create a correlation page that I could use in my teaching, and with any luck, it will prove useful for others as well. There are also some great papers to download that are now freely available on the web.


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Internships: ETS 2015 paid internship applications should be received by 29th March. All details available here.
Conferences: Deadline for proposals for MWALT 2015 is 15th June. There is also a call for papers for the first International Language Assessment Conference in Egypt (I-LACE), with a deadline of 1st May, 2015.
Coming Soon: The next podcast will be available in April 2015. The topic is aviation English, which I will discuss with Hyejeong Kim of Melbourne University. The next update on the site will be the complete accompanyment to my new book, which is going to be published in June.


Current Feature:
Correlation.
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 is an Amazon affiliate. We try to keep the store up to date with all books on language testing currently in print. These are arranged under a number of categories from general texts, to specialist areas of testing and assessment. You can also find texts on educational measurement and statistics that are commonly used in language testing programmes. All books ordered through the bookstore are delivered by Amazon.


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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. When you subscribe your browser will check for new language testing stories on this website every few hours. Go straight to the top story, or come back to this page to see all new stories in the world's media. Frequency: Daily.

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: 3 - 4 times annually.

Language Testing on Youtube: Keep up with the videos published by testing, assessment and media companies. Frequency: Variable.

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


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The TOEFLŪ Test
Want to study abroad? Need a visa for an English-speaking country? The TOEFL English-language test can get you there. Visit TOEFLGoAnywhere.org for more info.

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Handbook, test explanations and information about obtaining practice material.

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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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