This paper reports on a study into the impact of gender on the
IELTS oral interview. This is a relatively under investigated issue
in the assessment of oral proficiency. The study examines the issue
of gender on two levels: firstly, its impact on the discourse of
the interview and secondly, its effect on the rating process
Researcher: Kieran O'Loughlin, The University of Melbourne,
This paper reports on an investigation into the response
validity of the IELTS Writing Subtest. The general purpose of the
study was to identify factors in the assessment context which may
influence candidates' achievement on the Writing test ...
Researchers: Carol Gibson and Stephen Slater, The University
of South Australia; Peter Mickan, The University of
Holistic assessments of oral language proficiency are often made
in relation to performance in conversational language proficiency
interviews, one such example of which is the IELTS Oral Interview.
This study seeks to explore the rating practices of trained and
accredited IELTS raters when judging candidates' performance in
IELTS interviews ...
Researcher: Annie Brown, The University of Melbourne,
This study investigated the relationship between the IELTS test
and academic outcomes. Specifically, it sought to determine the
extent to which the IELTS test predicts the subsequent academic
performance, as well as the language difficulties, of international
students enrolled in an Australian tertiary institution ...
Researchers: Mary Kerstjens and Caryn Nery, RMIT University,
The key to reliability and hence validity of a direct or semi
direct test is effective and internationally consistent examiner
Researcher: Clare McDowell, Australian Research and Testing