News

FISK Brazil Celebrates 60 Years

August 15, 2018

Michigan Language Assessment’s largest test center in Brazil, FISK Brazil, marked its 60th anniversary with a celebratory conference July 25–28. More than one thousand FISK representatives from across Brazil and Argentina attended Congresso FISK 60 Anos at the Hotel Royal Palm Plaza Resort in Campinas.

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MET Go! Launched in Peru

June 15, 2018

Executives, diplomats, directors, and schools joined us on May 29, 2018, in Lima, Peru, to launch MET Go! This new, secure test is designed specifically for teens and will be available for centers to administer—on dates they choose—beginning in November 2018.

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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