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Research

Research Presentations on MET Go! at LTRC

March 22, 2019

At the beginning of March, several Michigan Language Assessment staff members traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend the 41st annual Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), the main conference for language testing researchers. Barbara Dobson, Michigan Language Assessment director of professional partnerships, and Gad Lim, director of assessment, served on the conference organizing committee.

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Spaan and Latin America Research Grant Recipients Announced

February 12, 2019

Michigan Language Assessment is pleased to announce that four research grants have been awarded for 2019. The grant awards include three inaugural recipients of the Latin America Research Grants, which were established to support research on language assessment in Latin America. Additionally, a researcher received the Spaan Grant, which was established to recognize Mary Spaan’s contributions to the field of language assessment through her more than three decades of work at U-M.

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Linking MET Go! and the CEFR

November 29, 2018

Linking the MET Go! and the Common European Framework of Reference summarizes the results of a standard setting study that was conducted to link scores on each section of the MET Go! to the proficiency levels of the Common European Framework of Reference.

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New Research Grant for Latin America

October 12, 2018

Michigan Language Assessment is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for its research grant programs. In addition to the long-running Spaan Research Grant program, this year we are launching the Latin American Research Grant program, to support research in that part of the world.

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The CaMLA Speaking Test: Face-to-Face vs. Audio Delivery

January 10, 2018

CaMLA Working Paper 2016-02, “The CaMLA Speaking Test: Face-to-Face vs. Audio Delivery,” is now available. CaMLA Working Papers present the findings from research undertaken as part of the Spaan Research Grant Program and by CaMLA staff.

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MELAB 2016 Report now available

December 1, 2017

The MELAB 2016 Report is now available for download.

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ECPE 2016 Report now available

December 1, 2017

The ECPE 2016 Report is now available for download.

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ECCE 2016 Report now available

December 1, 2017

The ECCE 2016 Report is now available for download.

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MET 2016 Report now available

December 1, 2017

The MET 2016 Report is now available for download. The MET is a standardized, multilevel examination of general English language proficiency.

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YLTE 2016 Report now available

December 1, 2017

The YLTE 2016 Report is now available for download. In the report you’ll find information such as the countries where the YLTE was administered; distribution of results for the exam as a whole; and, the distribution of results by section. YLTE reports are primarily intended for parents, language instructors, and researchers in language testing or other relevant fields.

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