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

supported by

ICAO EUR/NAT

Attendance at these Workshops is by invitation from ICAO EUR/NAT

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

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, 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

supported by

ICAO EUR/NAT

Attendance at these Workshops is by invitation from ICAO EUR/NAT Paris Office 

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

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, Luxembourg

Georgian Civil Aviation Agency, Tbilisi

WORKSHOP DETAILS

These workshops are designed for personnel involved in the selection, approval, monitoring and development of ICAO LPR tests, including CAA staff concerned with:

  • policy
  • regulation
  • personnel licensing

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.

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The 2.5-day workshops in Luxembourg and Tbilisi will have the same programme, featuring 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.

Contact ICAO EUR/NAT Paris Office 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 Paris Office.

Fees

No attendance fee will be charged to attendees invited by ICAO EUR/NAT Paris Office.

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.

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

Registration

Contact ICAO EUR/NAT Paris Office to register for these workshops.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

These workshops are designed for personnel involved in the selection, approval, monitoring and development of ICAO LPR tests, including CAA staff concerned with:

  • policy
  • regulation
  • personnel licensing

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 workshops in Luxembourg and Tbilisi will have the same programme, featuring 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.

Contact ICAO EUR/NAT Paris Office 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 Paris Office.

Fees

No attendance fee will be charged to attendees invited by ICAO EUR/NAT Paris Office.

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.

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

Registration

Contact ICAO EUR/NAT Paris Office to register for these workshops.

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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