Benchmarking university-entry English language courses
Benchmarking the language assessments used for direct entry into undergraduate programs.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The IELTS test is one of the most widely used English Language proficiency tests in the world.
Australian Defence Force School of Languages (DFSL) project
The Australian Defence Force commissioned the Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC) to assess their School of Language's curriculum.
Language proficiency screening options for the National Authority for Interpreters and Translators (NAATI)
NAATI approached us with the request of conducting a feasibility study. Since then, we have been engaged in several projects.
National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing - remote indigenous communities
Investigating the impact of NAPLAN testing on remote indigenous communities.
Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) test development
Test development for Australian primary and secondary school language assessment.
Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) Standard setting
DELA is used to determine if new students entering with the minimum required English test or VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) 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.
ARC Linkage Grant (Occupational English Test Writing Criteria)
The ‘Towards Improved Quality of Written Patient Records’ project was completed in 2017. Industry partner: Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment.
Pearson Education Grant projects 2016 - 2018
The LTRC was awarded two research grants from Pearson Education in 2016, focusing on Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A).
British Council Aptis Test
We work on projects relating to the Aptis test; the online language proficiency test designed by the British Council.