A list of research projects involving the LTRC.
Stakeholder perceptions of PTE A for skilled migrant selection
This study will examine the perceptions and actions of different stakeholders in the field of accounting in relation to the use of PTE Academic as part of migrant selection processes in Australia.
British Council Aptis Test
This report presents a review of the control item system used by the British Council Aptis test, the online language proficiency test designed by the British Council.
Test development for Japanese school language assessment
LTRC is working with a company in Japan that delivers language assessments to school children at different levels of proficiency.
The Occupational English Test (OET) test development and validation research
The Occupational English Test is a test to evaluate the English-language competency of qualified medical and health professionals who wish to practise in an English-language context.
ARC Linkage Grant (OET Writing Criteria)
Towards improved healthcare communication: Development and validation of language proficiency standards for non-native English speaking health professionals
Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA)
DELA is designed to identify the English language needs of undergraduate and graduate international students immediately following their entry to the University so that they can be guided towards appropriate language support as required.
Diagnostic English Language Assessment - Standard setting
The DELA is used to determine if new students entering with the minimum required English test or VCE results are likely to meet the standards of English needed to succeed in their studies, or if they are at risk and in need of additional English language skills support.
Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) test development
Test development for Australian primary and secondary school language assessment.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) research projects
The TOEFL is the most widely used English language test in the world, used principally for the selection of students from non-English-speaking backgrounds for entry to higher education in the US and elsewhere.
NAPLAN testing - remote indigenous communities
Investigating the impact of NAPLAN testing on remote indigenous communities. This aim was to investigate the impact of NAPLAN testing on children in remote Indigenous communities, from a range of perspectives.
General English Proficiency Test
The aim of this research project was to conduct an empirically-evidenced linking study to align the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT) writing tests to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Language proficiency screening options for NAATI
The National Accreditation Authority for Interpreters and Translators (NAATI) approached the LTRC with the request of conducting a feasibility study. Since then, the LTRC has been engaged in several projects.
Australian Defence Force School of Languages (DFSL) project
The Australian Defence Force commissioned the LTRC to assess their School of Language's curriculum.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The IELTS test is one of the most widely used English Language proficiency tests in the world.