History

Since its inception, the Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC) has carried out many major projects for institutions and government agencies throughout the world.

Established in 1990, the Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC) at the University of Melbourne has become an international leader in research and development in language assessment and language program evaluation.

‘The History of the LTRC: 1990-2020’ was written by former LTRC Directors Cathie Elder and Tim McNamara in November 2020. This documents the journey of the Centre, from establishment in 1990 through to recent times. Follow the link below to read this.

Read about the LTRC History


Clients have included:

  • Educational Testing Service (Princeton, NJ)
  • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (Cambridge, UK)
  • South East Asia Ministers of Education Organisation (Singapore),
  • OECD (Paris); and
  • Other agencies in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia
LTRC Team 2020
LTRC Team 2020