Using the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines

WORKSHOP 1

9 – 11 October, 2019

Luxembourg

hosted by

WORKSHOP 2

14 – 16 October, 2019

Tbilisi

hosted by

organised by

ICAO EUR/NAT

Workshops 1 & 2 are organised by ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Office

Attendance is only by State Letter invitation to CAAs within ICAO EUR/NAT region

DOWNLOAD
ICAO EUR/NAT State Letter 19-0244
(Workshop 1 – Western States)
DOWNLOAD
ICAO EUR/NAT State Letter 19-0243
(Workshop 2 – Eastern States)

The first two TDG Workshops are being held in October 2019 in:

The Workshops are specifically designed for CAA LPR Focal Points – responsible for ICAO LPR testing and licensing issues for pilots and air traffic controllers, according to ICAO Annex 1 provisions, including test approval and auditing.

Each workshop features the same interactive programme that introduces and demonstrates the use of the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines, exploring how test design influences all aspects of the assessment process.

These 2.5-day practical events 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 workshops also demonstrate how to use the TDG Checklist tool, that assists when applying the Guidelines during test selection and ongoing monitoring and evaluation processes.

Eurocontrol (IANS), Luxembourg

Georgian Civil Aviation Agency, Tbilisi

Using the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines

WORKSHOP 1

9 – 11 Oct 2019

Luxembourg

WORKSHOP 2

14 – 16 Oct 2019

Tbilisi

hosted by
hosted by

organised by

ICAO EUR/NAT

Workshops 1 & 2 are organised by ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Office

Attendance is only by State Letter invitation to CAAs within ICAO EUR/NAT region

DOWNLOAD
ICAO EUR/NAT State Letter 19-0244
(Workshop 1 – Western States)
DOWNLOAD
ICAO EUR/NAT State Letter 19-0243
(Workshop 2 – Eastern States)

The first two TDG Workshops are being held in October 2019 in:

The Workshops are specifically designed for CAA LPR Focal Points – responsible for ICAO LPR testing and licensing issues for pilots and air traffic controllers, according to ICAO Annex 1 provisions, including test approval and auditing.

Each workshop features the same interactive programme that introduces and demonstrates the use of the ICAO LPR Test Design Guidelines, exploring how test design influences all aspects of the assessment process.

These 2.5-day practical events 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 workshops also demonstrate how to use the TDG Checklist tool, that assists when applying the Guidelines during test selection and ongoing monitoring and evaluation processes.

Eurocontrol (IANS), Luxembourg

Georgian Civil Aviation Agency, Tbilisi

WORKSHOP DETAILS

These workshops are designed for the focal points within the State authorities (or designated nominees) responsible for ICAO LPR testing and licensing issues for pilots and air traffic controllers, according to the ICAO Annex 1 provisions, including personnel involved in the approval, monitoring and auditing of ICAO LPR tests.

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 immediate region.

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.

Workshop sessions will be facilitated by:

TDG DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Michael Kay
ICAEA President

Neil Bullock
ICAEA Vice-President

Ana Monteiro
ICAEA Board Member

TDG SUPPORT TEAM

Terence Gerighty
ICAEA Vice-President

Daniel Gorbold
ICAEA Vice-President

The 2.5-day workshop programme features interactive presentations, hands-on workshop sessions, discussion activities, Q&A sessions, networking opportunities and a social programme.

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

DOWNLOAD   Luxembourg – Workshop Programme (700 KB)

DOWNLOAD   Tbilisi – Workshop Programme (700 KB)

Contact ICAO EUR/NAT for information.

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

For further information, check:

If you require an invitation letter to accompany a visa application, contact ICAO EUR/NAT.

Fees

Attendance at the workshops in Luxembourg and Tbilisi is only by State Letter invitation from ICAO EUR/NAT.

No attendance fee will be charged to invited attendees.

Places

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

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

Registration

Invitees should use the Registration Form attached to original ICAO EUR/NAT State Letter 19-0243 or 19-0244

These State Authorities should refer to ICAO EUR/NAT State Letter 19-0243

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

DOWNLOAD    ICAO EUR/NAT State Letter 19-0243 (200 kb)*

* does not include Registration Form attached to original State Letter

These State Authorities should refer to ICAO EUR/NAT State Letter 19-0244

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom

DOWNLOAD    copy of ICAO EUR/NAT State Letter 19-0244 (200 kb)*

* does not include Registration Form attached to original State Letter

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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