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Language Testing
August - September 2015

I will be away from base and without email for a large part of August and September, but hope to be back at the start of our new semester. But as always, the website will auto-update, so you get all the testing news, job information, and new publications, on a regular basis. If you are in need of some summer language testing reading, don't forget that my new book is now available: Re-examining Language Testing: A Philosophical and Social Inquiry. You can order a copy from Amazon US or Amazon UK. There is also a new set of resources that are algined to each chapter in the book. Hope you have a great summer.


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Conferences: News of LTRC 2016 is now available from the ILTA website.
Coming Soon: Issue 22 of Language Testing Bytes is the final issue for 2015, as the sponsor (Sage) would like it to become biannual. As I need a sponsor, I'm not going to argue! So we will be relaunching in the Spring of 2016, with a Spring and Autumn edition. There's going to be a different look and feel to the podcast, but further details will be available early in the New Year.


Current Feature:
Philosophical Trails in Language Testing.
Click on the 'Features' link to see selected topics that have previously appeared in the features slot. These are changed up to four times a year, providing short pieces on subjects of interest to students of language testing and assessment.


The Language Testing Bookstore is an Amazon affiliate. We try to keep the store up to date with all books on language testing currently in print. These are arranged under a number of categories from general texts, to specialist areas of testing and assessment. You can also find texts on educational measurement and statistics that are commonly used in language testing programmes. All books ordered through the bookstore are delivered by Amazon.


Information Alert Services
The website has a number of free Information Alert Services that are designed to help you keep up to date with what is going on in the world of language testing & assessment. These services use webslicing, which is a web feature introduced with Internet Explorer 8. When you subscribe to a webslice a tab is placed on the favourites bar of Internet Explorer and you are alerted whenever the information is updated. You can currently subscribe to any of the following services:

Language Testing News: Available on this page. When you subscribe your browser will check for new language testing stories on this website every few hours. Go straight to the top story, or come back to this page to see all new stories in the world's media. Frequency: Daily.

Jobs4U: A daily roundup of jobs in testing and assessment. You see just the most recent job available in the alert, but just click to go to the employment page where you will find all the new positions just advertised. Frequency: Daily.

Article Alert: Checks the language testing journals and many applied linguistics and educational research journals for articles on language testing. When you receive an alert, go to the page to see all the new articles that have just been published. Frequency: Weekly.

Language Testing Bytes: Notification of new issues of the podcast so you can download them from this website. Frequency: 3 - 4 times annually.

Also available is this website's bulletin with periodic information about updates and other language testing news. Frequency: variable.


Most Visited Language Testing Websites This Week
Test your English - Cambridge English Language Assessment
Not sure which exam to take? Try our online test to find out which Cambridge English exam is right for you. It's quick, free and gives an instant score.

IELTS | Test Takers Home Page
IELTS is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Education institutions, faculties, government agencies and professional ...

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Wikipedia, the ...
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL , / ? t o? f ?l / , TOH -f?l) is a standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language ...

Test Prep Center - TOEFL - International Student
Learn about the TOEFL exam, what it is, and how to prepare for it. International students looking to get into a school overseas will need to pass the exam to gain ...

IELTS - International English Language Testing System| Home
IELTS boosts access to English language tests for UK visas. IELTS is making it easier for people to access English language tests for UK visas and immigration.

TOEFL test - ETS Home
Information about the TOEFL tests and services are available online. Try the TOEFL practice questions.

TOEFL test - Test of English as a Foreign Language
Information about the TOEFL tests and services are available online. Try the TOEFL practice questions.

Free TOEFL Test Prep Exercises,Exam Course Examples,online ...
Official Learn4Good Site: Free TOEFL Test preparation exercises: TOEFL exam course examples, online TOEFL material free, online TOEFL courses, TOEFL tutors USA, TOEFL ...

English Language (ESL) Learning Online - UsingEnglish.com
Question bank for students, language forum, tests, language news for teachers, and an irregular verb list program.

TOEFL: Home
The TOEFL® Test Gives You an Advantage: Most Widely Accepted, Most Popular and Most Convenient Choice. The TOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language ...

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ...
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, abbreviated as CEFR or CEF, is a guideline used to describe achievements of ...

TOEFL Prep Test - English Test
TOEFL is an acronym that stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It measures your proficiency in the English language in an academic context.

Exam English - Free Practice for IELTS,the TOEFL® and ...
Exam English Home Page. This web site is for people studying for an English language exam. These pages contain free online practice tests for the most important ...

IELTS Academic - Practice tests, sample answers and skills ...
Practice tests, sample answers and skills training for IELTS, the gateway to global education

4Tests.com - Free, Practice TOEFL Exam
4Tests.com - Your one stop practice test site for a Free, Practice TOEFL Exam

Free English Tests for ESL/EFL, TOEFL®, TOEIC®, SAT®, GRE ...
Free short English stories for ESL/EFL students. How many different ways with words do you know? Start exploring the English language today!

Activities for ESL/EFL Students (English Study)
Free Online English Learning: Study English with Quizzes, Tests, Crossword Puzzles, Exercises and other activities for students of English as a second language.

ESL at About.com: Learn English as a Second Language
Learn English as a 2nd language (ESL/EFL) with grammar, reading, listening, and writing lessons, exam resources, quizzes, and pronunciation help.

The TOEFL® Test
The TOEFL® test is a test of English as a foreign language that can help you achieve your future dreams. ... Process, expenses, test registration and more.

World English : test, learn and study the English language ...
English on the internet. The best online resource for English as a second or foreign language (ESL / EFL), English exercises and activities, online English lessons ...


Humour
Testing and assessment is serious because it can affect the lives of test takers, institutions, and society. But like all human and social activities, there is a humorous side as well. So after all the heavy stuff in the rest of this website, you may enjoy looking at testing in a rather different way, in the humour page, where you'll find video, audio, cartoons and other fun stuff related to testing and assessment.


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Schools welcome growth in student achievement - News & Observer
4 September, 2015

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Johnston County schools bested the state in the latest round of standardized testing, but room for imp...


Meet Aiden, the adorable deaf puppy who communicates via SIGN LANGUAGE
3 September, 2015
After his first assessment we realised he was not responding like the others, and a vet soon after confirmed he was deaf,' Ms Walter said. Aiden is trained with sign language, a...

SAT scores in Texas hit new low as more students take college entrance exams
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Minorities generally perform worse than white students on standardized achievement tests like the SAT and ACT, the nation?s two leading college entrance exams ... The most popul...

'IELTS from British Council, a passport to opportunity and global mobility' - The Island.lk (subscription)
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'IELTS from British Council, a passport to opportunity and global mobility'
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Passing the test in California
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Those 107 students from San Francisco International High arrived at the testing center ... students passing and 5,826 English Language Arts tests were given with 1,248 (21.4 per...

Looking beyond mere spoken English
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Study: Controversial test that replaced FCAT is valid
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The controversial high-stakes test that debuted last spring accurately measures a ... The assessment includes a series of tests for third grade through high school students in l...

Cuomo calls for review of Common Core standards, curriculum, tests
3 September, 2015
In April, parents across the state pulled more than 200,000 students in grades three through eight out of testing in English language arts and mathematics ... of power to fix th...

 
     
 
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