Using the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines

WHEN: 20 – 22 November, 2019
WHERE: CEFEPRA, Ezeiza Airport
Buenos Aires – Argentina
hosted by

The fourth TDG Workshop will be held in Buenos Aires in November 2019, generously hosted by CEFEPRA – the training centre of Aerolíneas Argentinas.

This practical event will introduce and demonstrate the use of the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines, exploring how test design influences all aspects of the assessment process.

This workshop is specifically designed for personnel from:

CAA Licensing Departments – responsible for the selection, approval and auditing of ICAO LPR tests,

Airlines and ANSPs – licensing and training departments involved in test selection/development,

Test Service Providers – involved in the development and maintenance of ICAO LPR tests.

The 2.5-day programme will provide opportunities to:

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

The workshop also demonstrates how to use the TDG Checklist tool, that assists when applying the Guidelines during test selection and ongoing monitoring and evaluation processes.

Plaza de la República, Buenos Aires

San Telmo, Buenos Aires

Using the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines

WHEN: 20 – 22 November, 2019
WHERE: CEFEPRA, Ezeiza Airport
Buenos Aires – Argentina
hosted by

The fourth TDG Workshop will be held in Buenos Aires in November 2019, generously hosted by CEFEPRA – the training centre of Aerolíneas Argentinas.

This practical event will introduce and demonstrate the use of the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines, exploring how test design influences all aspects of the assessment process.

This workshop is specifically designed for personnel from:

CAA Licensing Departments – responsible for the selection, approval and auditing of ICAO LPR tests,

Airlines and ANSPs – licensing and training departments involved in test selection/development,

Test Service Providers – involved in the development and maintenance of ICAO LPR tests.

The 2.5-day programme will provide opportunities to:

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

The workshop also demonstrates how to use the TDG Checklist tool, that assists when applying the Guidelines during test selection and ongoing monitoring and evaluation processes.

Plaza de la República, Buenos Aires

San Telmo, Buenos Aires

WORKSHOP DETAILS

This workshop is especially designed for personnel involved in the selection, approval, monitoring and development of ICAO LPR tests, including:

  • Civil Aviation Authorities – policy, regulation and personnel licensing departments
  • Airlines and ANSPs – licensing and training departments involved in test selection/development
  • Test Service Providers – test designers and developers

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to 50 people per Workshop.

You are strongly recommended to register for the Workshop nearest to you, so that you can share experiences with others from your region.

Workshop sessions are led by the ICAEA personnel who developed the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines.

The ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines and Workshops have been developed by members of the ICAEA Board, supported by the ICAEA Research Group, who together have many years of practical and academic experience in ICAO LPR language testing and best practice in mainstream language proficiency assessment.

ICAEA has been involved with the ICAO LPRs since their introduction. Since 2005, ICAEA’s efforts have focused on providing guidance to the industry, and more recently, improving LPR testing quality. ICAEA is a non-profit association committed to upholding the aims of the ICAO LPRs and best practice in language testing.

MORE  about the ICAEA Board

The 2.5-day workshop programme will feature interactive presentations, hands-on workshops, discussion activities and Q&A sessions.

Workshop Outline

Day 1
8:00 Check-in
8:30 Day 1 Opening
9:00 The ICAO LPRs – Achievements and Challenges
10:30 The ICAO LPRs – Aims and Reflections
13:30 ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines – Overview
14:00 Workshop: TDG Criterion 1
15:30 Workshop: TDG Criterion 3
17:00 Day 1 Q&A and Wrap-up
Day 2
8:30 Day 2 Opening
9:00 Workshop: TDG Criterion 2 & 4
10:30 Workshop: TDG Criterion 6
13:30 Panel Discussion
14:00 Workshop: TDG Criterion 5
15:30 Workshop: TDG Criterion 7
17:00 Day 2 Q&A and Wrap-up
Day 3
8:30 Day 3 Opening
9:00 Interactive Presentation: TDG Criterion 8
11:00 Implementation: Using the TDG Checklist
11:30 Workshop Closing

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to 50 people per Workshop.

You are strongly recommended to register for the Workshop nearest to you, so that you can share experiences with others from your region.

Venue

Name: CEFEPRA
Centro de Formación y Entrenamiento de Pilotos de la República Argentina
Address: B1802, Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 810-222-8652
Web: https://www.aerolineas.com.ar/es-co/cefepra/visita

CEFEPRA, Ezeiza International Airport

B737 Flight Simulator, CEFEPRA

Suggested Hotels

Option A

Name: Howard Johnson Hotel Resort
Address: Au. Ezeiza – Cañuelas Km 40,5
(1806) Ezeiza, Buenos Aires
Tel: (+54 11) 6091-2220
Booking: Website Inquiries
Web: Hotel Website

Special Room Rate

  • 20% discount available
  • mention ICAEA and CEFEPRA when booking
  • approx. rate before discount: USD 90 per night (including breakfast)

Howard Johnson Hotel Resort 

Option B

Name: Hotel Posada de las Águilas
Address: J. Hernández 128, (1802) Barrio 1, Ezeiza, Buenos Aires
Tel: (+54 11) 4480-9637
Booking: Email Enquiries
Web: Hotel Website

Special Room Rate

  • 15% discount available
  • mention ICAEA and CEFEPRA when booking
  • approx. rate before discount: USD 105 per night (including breakfast)

Hotel Posada de las Águilas

Travel Information

COMING SOON

Practical Information

COMING SOON

Before registering for this event, please make sure you are aware of visa requirements to enter Argentina.

Argentina offers visa exemptions and visa on arrival for holders of passports from many countries.

For further information, check:

Fees

CAA REPRESENTATIVES
Attendance Fee = NIL
proof of CAA representative status required
eg: professional email address, staff card etc
OTHER ATTENDEES
Earlybird Fee* = 500 USD per person
Standard Fee = 600 USD per person
2 people per company/organisation
due to number of places available

* available until 2 months before the Workshop

Places

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to 50 people per Workshop.

  • 25 places are reserved for CAA representatives
  • 25 places are available to attendees from test service providers, training organisations etc

A Waiting List will be opened when Workshops become full in case of cancellations.

You are strongly recommended to register for the Workshop nearest to you, so that you can share experiences with others from your region.

CAA REPRESENTATIVES REGISTER NOW
proof of status required
eg: professional email address, staff card etc
OTHER ATTENDEES REGISTER & PAY NOW
2 people per company/organisation
due number of places available

WORKSHOP DETAILS

This workshop is especially designed for personnel involved in the selection, approval, monitoring and development of ICAO LPR tests, including:

  • Civil Aviation Authorities – policy, regulation and personnel licensing departments
  • Airlines and ANSPs – licensing and training departments involved in test selection/development
  • Test Service Providers – test designers and developers

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to 50 people per Workshop.

You are strongly recommended to register for the Workshop nearest to you, so that you can share experiences with others from your region.

Workshop sessions are led by the ICAEA personnel who developed the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines.

The ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines and Workshops have been developed by members of the ICAEA Board, supported by the ICAEA Research Group, who together have many years of practical and academic experience in ICAO LPR language testing and best practice in mainstream language proficiency assessment.

ICAEA has been involved with the ICAO LPRs since their introduction. Since 2005, ICAEA’s efforts have focused on providing guidance to the industry, and more recently, improving LPR testing quality. ICAEA is a non-profit association committed to upholding the aims of the ICAO LPRs and best practice in language testing.

MORE  about the ICAEA Board

The 2.5-day workshop programme will feature interactive presentations, hands-on workshops, discussion activities and Q&A sessions.

Workshop Outline

Day 1
8:00 Check-in
8:30 Day 1 Opening
9:00 The ICAO LPRs – Achievements and Challenges
10:30 The ICAO LPRs – Aims and Reflections
13:30 ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines – Overview
14:00 Workshop: TDG Criterion 1
15:30 Workshop: TDG Criterion 3
17:00 Day 1 Q&A and Wrap-up
Day 2
8:30 Day 2 Opening
9:00 Workshop: TDG Criterion 2 & 4
10:30 Workshop: TDG Criterion 6
13:30 Panel Discussion
14:00 Workshop: TDG Criterion 5
15:30 Workshop: TDG Criterion 7
17:00 Day 2 Q&A and Wrap-up
Day 3
8:30 Day 3 Opening
9:00 Interactive Presentation: TDG Criterion 8
11:00 Implementation: Using the TDG Checklist
11:30 Workshop Closing

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to 50 people per Workshop.

You are strongly recommended to register for the Workshop nearest to you, so that you can share experiences with others from your region.

Venue

Name: CEFEPRA
Centro de Formación y Entrenamiento de Pilotos de la República Argentina
Address: B1802, Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 810-222-8652
Web: https://www.aerolineas.com.ar/es-co/cefepra/visita

CEFEPRA, Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires

B737 Flight Simulator, CEFEPRA

Suggested Hotels

Option A

Name: Howard Johnson Hotel Resort
Address: Au. Ezeiza – Cañuelas Km 40,5
(1806) Ezeiza, Buenos Aires
Tel: (+54 11) 6091-2220
Booking: Website Inquiries
Web: Hotel Website

Special Room Rate

  • 20% discount available
  • mention ICAEA and CEFEPRA when booking
  • approx. rate before discount: USD 90 per night (including breakfast)

Howard Johnson Hotel Resort 

Option B

Name: Hotel Posada de las Águilas
Address: J. Hernández 128, (1802) Barrio 1, Ezeiza, Buenos Aires
Tel: (+54 11) 4480-9637
Booking: Email Enquiries
Web: Hotel Website

Special Room Rate

  • 15% discount available
  • mention ICAEA and CEFEPRA when booking
  • approx. rate before discount: USD 105 per night (including breakfast)

Hotel Posada de las Águilas

Travel Information

COMING SOON

Practical Information

COMING SOON

Before registering for this event, please make sure you are aware of visa requirements to enter Argentina.

Argentina offers visa exemptions and visa on arrival for holders of passports from many countries.

For further information, check:

Fees

CAA REPRESENTATIVES
Attendance Fee = NIL
proof of CAA representative status required
eg: professional email address, staff card etc
OTHER ATTENDEES
Earlybird Fee* = 500 USD per person
Standard Fee = 600 USD per person
2 people per company/organisation
due to number of places available

* available until 2 months before the Workshop

Places

Early registration is advised as attendance is limited to 50 people per Workshop.

  • 25 places are reserved for CAA representatives
  • 25 places are available to attendees from test service providers, training organisations etc

A Waiting List will be opened when Workshops become full in case of cancellations.

You are strongly recommended to register for the Workshop nearest to you, so that you can share experiences with others from your region.

CAA REPRESENTATIVES
REGISTER NOW
proof of status required, eg: professional email address, staff card etc
OTHER ATTENDEES
REGISTER & PAY NOW
2 people per company/organisation due number of places available

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 is 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 confidence in the equivalence 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 overall effectiveness of the testing system. The Guidelines examine each issue in turn, providing justifications for all 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 published on the ICAEA website in 2019.

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The Guidelines have been carefully researched and developed by ICAEA to guide and support the continuous improvement of ICAO LPR testing standards worldwide. The Association is committed to upholding the aims of the ICAO LPRs and best practices in language testing, while also taking account of the practical issues involved in the development and implementation of ICAO LPR tests.

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