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New issue of the Research Notes No. 59 is now available online

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Research notes is a quarterly publication reporting on matters relating to researchtest development and validation within Cambridge English. Each edition has:



  • a central theme
  • articles on assessment research and findings
  • information on publications of interest
  • conference reports
  • other relevant news and features.

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Research Notes 59
(February 2015) is now available online! To download and read our new Research Notes issue please click here.

This issue sheds light on the life cycle of Cambridge English language tests in the following nine articles:

Introduction Ardeshir Geranpayeh

Item analysis Michael Corrigan and Paul Crump

Test construction: The Cambridge English approach Coreen Docherty and David Corkill

Grading and test equating Mark Elliott and Lynne Stevenson

Determining standards in assessing language ability Gad S Lim

Reporting test scores and the Cambridge English Scale  Andrew Q Somers

A modern perspective on statistical malpractice detection Chris Bell

Computer-adaptive testing Agnieszka Walczak

The role of Quality Management in ensuring accurate and meaningful test scoresNick Beresford-Knox


Looking ahead: the next issue (May 2015) will feature research outcomes from the 2014 Action Research in ELICOS Program.

Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

March 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

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