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Research

Current Research Projects

We are always happy to consider proposals in the area of ESOL and language assessment & testing. If there is a proposal you think would be of interest to us please email us at research@lrnglobal.org

LRN currently has research projects in the areas of:

Researching on Washback with LRN ESOL & IELCA Exams: Investigating teachers’ perspectives and practices and their contribution to LRN ESOL Candidates’ performances, Dr Isaak Papadopoulos, European University Cyprus

Researching on Communicative Effectives of FL learners: The case of the LRN assessment environment, Dr Isaak Papadopoulos, European University Cyprus

A Comparative Study of Authentic Materials and Assessment in ESOL and Employability Skills, Dr Elfneh U. Bariso

Profiling readability: electronic text analysis and implications for EAP test design, Robert Millie

Psychometric Quality of the Listening Subtest of the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA), Yuyang Cai, PhD Candidate, The University of Hong Kong

Investigating Dimensionality in Language Tests: The Case of the Listening Module of the International Language Competency Assessment (IELCA), Vahid Aryadoust, PhD

Standard Setting: Relating the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment to the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA) in the context of admission to tertiary study in Canada, Prof. Wendy Fraser, Carleton University, Canada

Standard Setting: Relating the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) to the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA), Prof. Wendy Fraser, Carleton University, Canada

Standard Setting: Relating the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA)

Psychometric Quality of the Writing & Speaking Subtest of the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA), Yuyang  Cai, PhD Candidate, The University of Hong Kong

 

Academic Journal

The IELCA and IELTS Exams: A Benchmark Report, Dr Sahbi Hidri, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Selected Presentations

Aryadoust, V., & Fox, J. (2012, November). Investigating dimensionality in language tests: The case of the listening module of the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA). ALTAANZ 2012 Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, AU.

Chih-Kai Lin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (July 2013). Evaluating Inter-Rater Reliability in Speaking Assessments: Handling Sparse Data under Generalizability Theory Framework. LTRC 2013 Conference, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Aryadoust, V. (2013, August) Validity Argument of the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA): A Review of Prominent Validity Conceptualizations. PROMS 2013 Conference, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Sohaib M Sandhu, Taibah University, Madinah (April 2018), Assessing Problems encountered during the listening lesson. KSAALT TESOL, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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