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We are now Michigan Language Assessment

March 26, 2018

We are now Michigan Language Assessment. Our new brand better reflects our 65-year history as developers of outstanding American English language tests. The Michigan brand is one that is recognized across the world as a beacon of excellence. We are proud to be associated with one of the top public universities in the USA.

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An Intern’s Words: YunDeok Choi

September 11, 2017

CaMLA’s internship program provides professional training and research opportunities for English language teaching and assessment professionals and graduate students. In 2017, CaMLA welcomed two interns. The following is from YunDeok Choi, one of our 2017 interns.

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Announcing the recipients of Spaan research grants for 2015

January 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Spaan research grants:

  • Ildiko Porter-Szucs, Cynthia Macknish, and Barry DeCicco: “The CaMLA speaking test: Face-to-face v. computer delivery”
  • Xun Yan and Shelley Staples: “Investigating lexico-grammatical complexity as construct validity evidence for the ECPE writing tasks: A multidimensional analysis”

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NCLEX Tech Brief reporting on MELAB standard-setting study now available

November 7, 2014

The National Council for State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has published its report on the MELAB standard setting study. The NCLEX Technical Brief describes the methodology and results of the standard setting study. It confirms the standard of a total passing score of 81 and a speaking score of 3 for the MELAB. Read More

Linking the CEFR and the MET Writing Test

November 6, 2014

The MET Writing Test (coming in 2015) is now linked to the Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR, Council of Europe, 2001). Read More

MET Writing Test coming in 2015

November 5, 2014

CaMLA is pleased to announce that a writing test will be added to the popular Michigan English Test in early 2015! Read More

MwALT 2014 a success!

October 15, 2014

CaMLA hosted the sixteenth-annual Midwest Association of Language Testers conference on October 3 and 4 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was a great pleasure to welcome 89 delegates to Ann Arbor from across the MwALT community and from further afield. We also had several presenters from beyond the Midwest—Columbia University, Northern Arizona University, The University of Massachusetts, Georgia State University, and from ETS. Read More

CaMLA Working Papers 2014-01 and 2014-02

May 22, 2014

CaMLA Working Papers present the findings from research undertaken as part of the Spaan Research Grant Program and by CaMLA staff. The reports from the two most recent recipients of Spaan Research Grants are now available as CaMLA Working Papers. Read More

Linking the CEFR and the CaMLA EPT

April 23, 2014

english placement testCaMLA recently conducted a small-scale study to link the CaMLA EPT scores to the Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR). The study established CEFR level scores for the CaMLA EPT (see table). These correspond very well to the levels currently described in the CaMLA EPT Administration Manual, which are derived from cut scores established at the ELI-UM for EPT forms A–C. Read More