The Language Testing Research Centre is recognised as a world-leader in research in the areas of language assessment and language program evaluation.
Pearson Education Grant projects
The LTRC was awarded a new Pearson grant in 2021. This grant project and other recent Pearson grant projects are outlined here.
Occupational English Test (OET) test development and validation
We have been engaged in research on the OET for over three decades. Explore our studies on nurses and personal care attendants.
Refitting the Lexile text complexity trajectory in the Chinese context: A corpus-based study
This study explores the text complexity trajectory across different educational levels in China with Lexile and a large corpus
Test development for Japanese school language assessment
We work with a company in Japan that delivers language assessments to school children at different levels of proficiency
General English Proficiency Test
We work on projects that focus on linking GEPT writing tests to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA)
DELA is designed to identify the English language needs of undergraduate and graduate international students
Language placement test review
This study focusses on a suite of online language placement tests for seven languages
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) research projects
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.