Assisting Regulators with the improvement of ICAO LPR testing standards

  • Are there concerns that different tests used in your region are not of the same standard?
  • Are there difficulties in confidently selecting, developing and monitoring the quality of tests?
  • What can be done to improve standardisation, equivalence and confidence in different tests?
  • How does the design of a test affect the overall quality of assessment processes and outcomes?
  • What are the characteristics of good tests?

ICAEA’s Test Design Guidelines and Workshops will support…

➞   development

…of ICAO LPR Licensing Tests.

➞   improvement
     
➞   evaluation
➞   selection
➞   monitoring

ICAEA’s Test Design Guidelines and Workshops will support…

➞   development

…of ICAO LPR Licensing Tests.

➞   improvement
     
➞   evaluation
➞   selection
➞   monitoring
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ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines

ICAEA Workshops:
Using the Test Design Guidelines

designed to support

➞   development

➞   improvement

➞   evaluation

➞   selection

➞   monitoring

of ICAO LPR Licensing Tests.

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WORKSHOPS:  USING THE TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

ICAEA is scheduling workshops for personnel from regulatory authorities involved in the selection and approval of ICAO LPR tests, to provide hands-on, practical help in applying the Guidelines and recognising how test design influences all aspects of the assessment process. The workshops will also provide opportunities to share experiences and build confidence in ICAO LPR test development, selection and ongoing evaluation processes.

Each 2.5-day workshop will feature the same programme, providing opportunities for personnel involved in LPR testing from licensing authorities, and test developers:

  • to examine the Guidelines in detail,
  • to look at hypothetical case studies of how the design of test instrument tasks influences assessment outcomes, as reflected by each of the criteria,
  • to share experiences and reflect on achievements and challenges, with a view to fostering cooperation and sharing between States.

Four 2.5-day Workshops will be delivered in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East & Africa.

WORKSHOP LOCATION DATE HOSTED BY
1: Europe Luxembourg Q4 2019 Eurocontrol
2: Asia-Pacific Bangkok Q4 2019 Aeronautical Radio of Thailand
3: Americas Buenos Aires Q4 2019 CeFePra – Aerolíneas Argentinas
4: Middle East & Africa tbc Q1 2020 tbc

Each workshop will feature the same programme of interactive presentations, discussion activities and Q&A sessions.

If you are interested in the publication of the Guidelines and planning for the Workshops, please register your interest by joining the special mailing list.

JOIN    the TDG Mailing List

WORKSHOPS:  USING THE TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

ICAEA is scheduling workshops for personnel from regulatory authorities involved in the selection and approval of ICAO LPR tests, to provide hands-on, practical help in applying the Guidelines and recognising how test design influences all aspects of the assessment process. The workshops will also provide opportunities to share experiences and build confidence in ICAO LPR test development, selection and ongoing evaluation processes.

Each 2.5-day workshop will feature the same programme, providing opportunities for personnel involved in LPR testing from licensing authorities:

  • to examine the Guidelines in detail,
  • to look at hypothetical case studies of how the design of test instrument tasks influences assessment outcomes, as reflected by each of the criteria,
  • to share experiences and reflect on achievements and challenges, with a view to fostering cooperation and sharing between States.

Four 2.5-day Workshops will be delivered in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East & Africa.

 

Workshop 1: Europe
Luxembourg
Q4 2019
hosted by: Eurocontrol

 

Workshop 2: Asia-Pacific
Bangkok
Q4 2019
hosted by: Aeronautical Radio of Thailand

 

Workshop 3: Americas
Buenos Aires
Q4 2019
hosted by: CeFePra Aerolíneas Argentinas

 

Workshop 4: Middle East & Africa
tbc
Q1 2020
hosted by: tbc

 

Each workshop will feature the same programme of interactive presentations, discussion activities and Q&A sessions.

If you are interested in the publication of the Guidelines and planning for the Workshops, please register your interest by joining the special mailing list.

JOIN    the TDG Mailing List

Workshop: ICAEA Daytona Beach 2018

Workshop: ICAEA Dubrovnik 2017

ICAO LPR TEST DESIGN GUIDELINES

ICAEA’s ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines have been developed to improve testing outcomes. They aim to help licensing authorities and test developers recognise features of good test design in support of better local and regional testing standards. Phase 1 of the implementation and global acceptance of the ICAO LPRs almost complete. With this milestone achieved, it is time to prepare for Phase 2: improving test quality to foster confidence in testing equivalence through the harmonisation of standards internationally.

The Test Design Guidelines will enable authorities and test providers to apply a common set of guiding principles to the selection and design of ICAO LPR tests, and therefore provide a foundation for greater inter-test and international harmonisation of testing standards.

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The Test Design Guidelines contain a set of key criteria identified as critical to the design of ICAO LPR tests, such as test structure, content, delivery, task types, and how these interact to influence the effectiveness of the testing system. The Guidelines will examine each issue in turn, providing justification for recommendations made, enabling test evaluators and developers to review and revise tests more effectively, while upholding best practices in language testing.

The Test Design Guidelines will be available in 2019.

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