bright
bright
bright
bright
bright
tl
 
tr
lunder


Language Testing Resources Website
This site designed and maintained by
Prof. Glenn Fulcher

@languagetesting.info
runder
lcunder
rcunder
lnavl
Resources
lnavr
navtop
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
bottomnav
lnavl
Information
lnavr
navtop
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
bottomnav
lnavl
Tools
lnavr
navtop
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
lnavs
rnavs
bottomnav
 
 

 

 
Language Testing Updates at on
     
 
Language Testing
September - October 2014

This is the time of year when I take some vacation before the start of a busy semester. However, regular visitors will know that the Language Testing site is still updated on a daily basis, even when I'm not at my desk. If you want the website to inform you of new information just look for the green webslice button on your browser toolbar. There's also a new podcast available to accompany Language Testing 31(4). I hope you enjoy all the recently added content.


What is Language Testing?
                    

Conferences: The LTRC 2015 website is up and running early as the conference is in the Spring.
Awards: Applications for the Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award should be submitted by 16th September. Coming Soon: I've been rather slow on features this year because of study leave, but there are a couple scheduled for the autumn. Watch this space.


Current Feature:
Multiple Choice Items.
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.


Information Alert 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. Information on how webslicing works is available on the site's technical page. 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.


Most Visited Language Testing Websites This Week
English-Test.net - Free English Tests for ESL/EFL, TOEFL ...
Practise your understanding of English with a series of free, graded online tests aimed at students taking the TOEIC and TOEFL examinations. Along with stories that ...

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Assessment development and research organization. Directory of tests for a variety of age groups and subjects. Information for applicants with disabilities, research ...

??_??
?????IELTS?????International English Language Testing System????????????????????????IDP?????????????????????? ...

Academic | Official IELTS English Test Centre in Toronto
Please choose from one of the following three locations to view available Academic test dates:

a4esl.org - Activities for ESL/EFL Students (English Study)
Free Online English Learning: Study English with Quizzes, Tests, Crossword Puzzles, Exercises and other activities for students of English as a second language.

Edufind - English grammar resources, exercises, and tests
Edufind.com is a collection of free English language tools and references for English learners, English teachers, and users of the English language.

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Wikipedia, the ...
Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL / ? t o? f ?l / TOH-f?l, is a standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language ...

Exam English - Free Practice Tests for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC ...
Exam English Home Page. This web site is for people studying for an English language exam. These pages contain free online practice tests for the most important ...

IELTS | Test Takers Home Page
IELTS is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Education institutions, faculties, government agencies and professional ...

TOEFL_????
TOEFL-TOEFL?The Test of English as a Foreign Language???TOEFL?????????????ETS?????????????????????????????

IBPS CWE TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Online Practice Test
Wiltons School of Banking Join PO/CLERICAL online Course covering Test of English Language, Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers, Test of Data

World English : test, learn and study the English language ...
English on the internet. The best online resource for English as a second or foreign language (ESL / EFL), English exercises and activities, online English lessons ...

English Language (ESL) Grammar Quizzes for Students ...
Test yourself with our selection of 288 free English language quizzes covering grammar, usage and vocabulary for beginner and intermediate level English students.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ...
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, abbreviated as CEFR or CEF, is a guideline used to describe achievements of ...

IELTS - International English Language Testing System| Home
Handbook, test explanations and information about obtaining practice material.

Academic Word List: group 1 words - free practice test
Academic Word List: Group 1. All the words in this vocabulary test are from the Academic Word List These are the 570 most frequently used words in academic texts.

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

For Test Takers - TOEFL: Home
The TOEFL® Test Gives You an Advantage: Most Widely Accepted, Most Popular and Most Convenient Choice. The TOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language ...

IELTS Academic | Practice tests, sample answers and skills ...
Practice tests, sample answers and skills training for IELTS, the gateway to global education

?? - ????
??????The Test of English as a Foreign Language????TOEFL??????/?to?f?l/ TOH-f?l???????????????????????????????????? ...


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.


  Quote for the Day



News

Most Recent LT Story

One Excellent Outcome from the Common Core
22 October, 2014
The protests over the Common Core Standards have been more about the destructive effects of testing to assess how we're meeting the Standards than about the actual Standards the...

All the News

One Excellent Outcome from the Common Core
22 October, 2014
The protests over the Common Core Standards have been more about the destructive effects of testing to assess how we're meeting the Standards than about the actual Standards the...

Education Sets the Table for Healthy Eating in School
22 October, 2014
"Give a child a free lunch, and you might feed him for a day. Teach a child about healthy eating, and you feed him nutritiously for a lifetime."

As universal free lunch policie...

Fears over poor marking as appeals for A-level and GCSE exams hit new high
21 October, 2014
Exams regulator Ofqual reveals surge in number of re-marking requests and increase in higher marks awarded on appeal Continue reading...








Top national policy-makers finally took notice of the growing testing resistance...
21 October, 2014
Top national policy-makers finally took notice of the growing testing resistance and reform movement this week. The Council of Chief State School Officers (aka state superinten...

Record number of appeals over GCSE and A-level results
21 October, 2014
Ofqual figures show a 50 per cent increase in the number of appeals against GCSE and A-level results amid warnings over a "lack of confidence" in the exams system








Vocational Skills Could Count Toward Diploma in New York
20 October, 2014
The new graduation rules would offer a variety of alternative subjects, including language, accounting, humanities or one of 13 vocational assessments.








Educators Evaluate Array of Formative Testing Products
17 October, 2014
Many schools' personalized learning efforts hinge on the use of formative assessment tools, including embedded online curriculum, adaptive-learning platforms, and stand-alone te...

Dissecting Academic Gains for Dual-Language Students - Education Week
15 October, 2014
In the 2008-09 school year, students enrolled in "two-way" dual-language programs in six North Carolina districts, on average, outscored their peers who were not enrolled in dua...

Cheating at Beacon Hill, go figure: It?s called high stakes testing and no one wins
15 October, 2014
  The crisis in US education is not general and national. It is concentrated where there is poverty and segregation. Testing does not address either problem. -Diane Ravitch High...

The Impact of an International Education
15 October, 2014
Michael O'Sullivan, Chief Executive, Cambridge International Examinations welcomes Dr Stephen Spurr, Managing Director, Reddam House Europe, David Barrs, Head Teacher, Anglo Eur...

 
     
 
© 1995 - 2014 Glenn Fulcher
| |