Project Reports

2017

  • Czajkowski, M. (2017) Report on DELNA post-test administration analysis – Reading V10 (Maps and Citizenship). Melbourne: The Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Czajkowski, M. (2017) Report on DELNA post-test administration analysis – Reading V11 (Rewilding and Indigenous Rights) Melbourne: The Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Czajkowski, M. (2017) Report on DELNA post-test administration analysis – Listening V8 (Happiness). Melbourne: The Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Elder, C., Knoch, U., Huisman, A. English Language Testing Comparison Table. Report prepared for the National  Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). (11pp.) Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Knoch, U. & Frost, K. (2017). Setting empirical standards on the Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELA).  Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 13 pp.
  • O’Hagan, S., Chandran, R., Czajkowski, M. & Huisman, A. (2017). Development of AEAS Test Materials for Years 4-6 Version 2: Reading, Vocabulary, Listening. Melbourne: The Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 29 pp.
  • O’Hagan, S., Czajkowski, M. & Knoch, U. (2017) RMIT University Vietnam, Centre of English Language Pathways Assessment Review: Level 5 (Pre-Advanced). Melbourne: The Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 50 pp.
  • O’Hagan., Wattam, C. & Knoch, U. (2017). UTS Insearch Assessment Review Stage 6: Statistics for language assessment training; AE Level 5B external criterion comparison. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 32 pp.

2016

  • Czajkowski, M. (2016). Report on DELNA post-test administration analysis: Reading V9.
  • Czajkowski, M. (2016). Report on DELNA post-test administration analysis: Listening V7.
  • Czajkowski, M. (2016). Report on DELNA post-test administration analysis (Listening V6): Comparing two sets of test takers.
  • Czajkowski, M., & Frost, K. (2016). Report on DELNA post-test administration analysis: August 2016.
  • Czajkowski, M. & Knoch, U. (2016). LOTE Public Service Language Aide Test: Test specifications and tasks. Report to the National Accreditation Authority for Interpreters and Translators (NAATI). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre
  • Czajkowski, M. & Knoch, U. (2016). LOTE Public Service Language Aide Test: Test development report. Report to the National Accreditation Authority for Interpreters and Translators (NAATI). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre
  • Czajkowski, M – NAATI report
  • Elder, C, Knoch, U, & Kim, H. (2016). Preliminary LOTE proficiency screening of candidates seeking accreditation as interpreters and translators: A feasibility study. Final Report to the National Accreditation Authority for Interpreters and Translators. 35pp. Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Elder, C, Knoch, U, & Kim, H. (2016). Preparing for the NAATI examinations: options and issues for English proficiency screening. Final Report to the National Accreditation Authority for Interpreters and Translators. 68pp. Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Elder, C. & Knoch, U. (2016). Determining and monitoring the language proficiency standards of applicants seeing NAATI accreditation. Final report to the National Accreditation Authority for Interpreters and Translators (NAATI). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 33pp.
  • Frost, K., Khabbaz, A., O’Hagan, S. (2016). Verification of checklist items in OET speaking test data. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 32pp.
  • Huisman, A., Czajkowski, M., O’Hagan, S., Frost, K. (2016). Re-trialling and stakeholder perceptions of revised OET Listening test. Final Report to Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessments. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 29pp.
  • Huisman, A., Czajkowski, M., O’Hagan, S., Frost, K. (2016). Trialling and stakeholder perceptions of revised OET Reading test. Final Report to Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessments. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, The University of Melbourne. 25pp.
  • Knoch, U., Fairbairn, J. (2016). Review of Aptis Control Item System. Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Knoch, U. & Frost, K. (2016). Linking the GEPT writing sub-test to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Final report to the Language Training and Testing Center, Taiwan. Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Knoch, U. (2016). Statistical analysis of the UniSA College Foundation placement test. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 13pp.
  • Knoch, U., May, L., Macqueen, S., Pill, J., Storch, N. (2016). Transitioning from university to the workplace: stakeholder perceptions of academic and professional writing demands. IELTS Research Report.
  • Knoch, U., Fairbairn, J. (2016). Review of Aptis Control Item System. University of Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre
  • Knoch, U. & Frost, K. (2016). Linking the GEPT writing sub-test to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Final report to the Language Training and Testing Center, Taiwan. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre
  • O'Hagan, S., Czajkowski, M., & Knoch, U. (2016). RMIT University Vietnam, Centre of English Language Pathways Assessments Review: Level 4 (Upper Intermediate).
  • O’Hagan, S., S. Macqueen, R. Chandran & A. Huisman (2016) Development of AEAS Test Materials for Years 10-12: Reading Version 7, Vocabulary Version 7, Listening Version 9. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 26 pp.
  • O’Hagan, S., S. Macqueen, R. Chandran & A. Huisman (2016) Development of AEAS Test Materials for Years 7-9: Reading Version 3, Vocabulary Version 3, Listening Version 5. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 27 pp.
  • O’Hagan, S., S. Macqueen & U. Knoch (2016). UTS Insearch Assessment Review Stage 4: Level AE 5B reading exam development; Level AE 5B graduate perceptions survey. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 24 pp.
  • O’Hagan, S., Frost, K., Knoch, U., Pill, J. (2016). Scoping study of professional to professional communication in healthcare: an exploration of interaction and task types in inter- and intra-professional spoken communication. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre.

2015

  • Chandran, R., Knoch, U., Huisman, A., O’Hagan, S., Frost, K. (2015). Test taker perceptions of the new OET listening task. Final report to Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessments. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Frost, K. (2015). Report on the Development, trialling and equating of a new version (R09) of the DELA/DELNA reading test. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Frost, K., O’Hagan, S., Knoch, U., Pill, J. (2015). Verification of checklist items across professions: an investigation of the relevance of new criteria for assessing simulated professional-patient interactions in the OET Speaking sub-test. Final report. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Knoch, U., Fairbank, J.& Huisman, A. (2015). An evaluation of the effectiveness of training Aptis raters online. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Macqueen, S., O’Hagan, S., Knoch, U. (2015) UTS Insearch assessment review: Stage 2. University of Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 27 pp.
  • Macqueen, S., O’Hagan, S., Knoch, U. (2015) UTS Insearch assessment review: Stage 3. University of Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne. 17 pp.
  • Macqueen, S. & Knoch, U. (2015). Program evaluation of EAL online pilot program. Final Report to DET. Melbourne: University of Melbourne
  • O’Hagan, S., Macqueen, S. & Chandran, R. (2015) Development of AEAS Test Materials for Years 10-12: Reading Version 6, Vocabulary Version 6, Listening Version 8. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • O’Hagan, S., Macqueen, S. & Chandran, R. (2015) Development of AEAS Test Materials for Years 7-9: Reading Version 2, Vocabulary Version 2, Listening Version 4. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.

2014

  • Macqueen, S., O’Hagan, S., Chandran, R., Grieve A. (August 2014). Report on the development of new AEAS test materials for Years 4-6. University of Melbourne etc. pp1-45
  • Macqueen, S. & Knoch, U. (2014). Program evaluation of EAL online pilot program. Interim Report to the DEECD. Melbourne: University of Melbourne
  • Knoch, U., Macqueen, S., & O’Hagan, S. (2014). An investigation of the effect of task type on the discourse produced by students at various score levels in the TOEFL iBT®Writing test (TOEFL iBT Report No. 23, ETS Research Report No. RR-14-43). Princeton, NJ:Educational Testing Service. doi:10.1002/ets2.12038
  • Ginther, A. & Elder, C. (2014) A comparative investigation into understandings and uses of TOEFL iBT,  IELTS (Academic) and the Pearson Test of English in U.S. and Australia: a case study of two university contexts. Final Report (CEO-RFP 2009-33). 91 pp.
  • Knoch, U. (2014). Discourse analysis of AITI translation texts. Final report prepared for the Australian Institute of Translation and Interpreting. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • Knoch, U. & Huisman, A. (2014). Review of the British Council Aptis rater training for new markers. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne
  • Knoch, U. & O’Hagan, S. (2014). Pilot administration of the Post-entry Assessment of Academic Language (PAAL) at the University of Melbourne. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne
  • Knoch, U. & O’Hagan, S. (2014). Report on the trial implementation of the Post-entry Assessment of Academic Language (PAAL). Melbourne: University of Melbourne
  • Knoch, U., Silverman, J., Pill, J., McNamara, T. (2014). Report on the review of draft proposal for revised specification of OET listening. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.
  • O’Hagan, S., Macqueen, S., Knoch, U. (2014) Moderation of UTS Insearch Level 5 direct entry assessment. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne
  • O’Hagan, S., Macqueen, S., Chandran, R. & Pill, J. (2014, February). Development of AEAS listening test materials (Versions 2 & 3) for years 7-9. Final Report. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, The University of Melbourne. 24 pp.
  • O’Hagan, S., S. Macqueen, R. Chandran & J. Pill (2014) Development of AEAS Listening Test Materials (Versions 6 & 7) for Years 10-12. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, The University of Melbourne. 25 pp.
  • Pill, J. & Knoch, U. Review of data collected for OET/ARC Linkage study to verify revised OET speaking checklist. Final report. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne.

2013

  • Elder, C. and Kim, S.H.O. (2013). "Assessing teachers' language proficiency," in Kunnan, A. J. (ed.). The companion to language assessment. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 454-470
  • Elder, C., McNamara, T., Woodward-Kron, R., Manias, E., McColl, G., Webb, G., Pill, J. and O'Hagan, S. (2013). "Developing and validating language proficiency standards for non-native English speaking health professionals," in Papers in Language Testing and Assessment 2(1), pp. 66-70
  • Knoch, U. and Elder, C. (2013) "A framework for validating post-entry language assessments (PELAs)," in Papers in Language Testing and Assessment 2(2), pp. 44-68
  • Macqueen, S. (2013). "Emergence in second language writing: A methodological inroad," in Revista Brasileira de Lingu√≠stica Aplicada 13(2), pp. 493-515
  • Pill, J. and Harding, L. (2013). "Defining the language assessment literacy gap: Evidence from a parliamentary inquiry," in Language Testing 30(3), pp. 381-402
  • Woodward-Kron, R., Flynn, E., Macqueen, S., Enright, H. and McColl, G. (2013). "The state of emergency communication skills teaching in Australian medical schools: Gaps, barriers, and opportunities," in Focus on Health Professional Education 14(3), pp. 49-63

2012

  • Elder, C., Bow, C., Frost, K. and Pill, J. Report on Language Assessment at the Australian Defence Force School of Languages (DFSL). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, 2012
  • Frost, K., Kim, H., Pill, J., Fraser, C. and Knoch, U. Investigating test-taker processes and task difficulty on an ESP reading test. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, 2012
  • Knoch, U. Report on the Deakin post-entry language assessment: iDeal Screening. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, 2012
  • Knoch, U. and Elder, C. Report on Feasibility study of introducing the Academic English Screening Test (AEST) at the University of Melbourne. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, 2012
  • Knoch, U., O'Hagan, S. and Kim, H. Preparing the Academic English Screening Test (AEST) for computer delivery. Language Testing Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Knoch, U., Maqueen, S. and O'Hagan, S. An investigation of the effect of task type on the discourse produced by students at various score levels in the TOEFL iBT writing test. Draft final report submitted March 2011. Melbourne: The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Macqueen, S., Chandran, R. and O'Hagan, S. (2012). Development of AEAS test materials (Version 5) for Years 10-12. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, 2012
  • Macqueen, S., Yahalom, S., Kim, H. and Knoch, U. (2012). Exploring writing demands in healthcare settings. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, 2012
  • O'Hagan, S., Macqueen, S. and Chandran, R. Development of AEAS test materials (Version 4) for years 10-12. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, 2012

2011

  • Knoch, U., Macqueen, S. and O'Hagan, S. An investigation of the effect of task type on the discourse produced by students at various score levels in the TOEFL iBT writing test. (Draft final report). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, October 2011
  • Macqueen, S. Development of new AEAS test materials for years 7-9. (Australian Education Assessment Services Project - Phase 1b). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, June 2011
  • Language Testing Research Centre. Final report on analysis of operational administration of OET/CAE. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, May 2011
  • Macqueen, S., Harding, L. and Elder, C. Investigating the validity of the ESL VELS student data (Final report). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, April 2011
  • Language Testing Research Centre. Final report on analysis of operational administration of OET/CAE. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, March 2011
  • Language Testing Research Centre. Final report on analysis of operational administration of OET/CAE. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, January 2011
  • Knoch, U. Report on the development and trial of Version 4 of the Academic English Screening Test (AEST). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, January 2011
  • Scarino, A., Elder, C., Iwashita, N., Kim, S. H. O., Kohler, M. and Scrimgeour, A. Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education. Project Report. Canberra, Australia: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2011