Universities across the globe have responded to the many challenges posed by Covid-19, one of which is determining the English language proficiency of international applicants while test centers are temporarily closed. Many universities responded to this challenge by temporarily accepting short online tests, which lack the robust peer-reviewed validity studies of other long-standing proficiency tests. As Tony Clark, Senior Research Manager at Cambridge Assessment English, mentioned in his recent Linkedln article, shorter online tests offer less time to assess the skills you would expect from a test being used for academic purposes.
Join us for a webinar exploring how universities are grappling with these same questions and implementing safeguards to ensure struggling students can be identified and provided the language support they need.
Misty Wilson, ESL Program Development & Research Manager, IELTS USA
Tony Clark, Senior Research Manager, Cambridge Assessment English
Alison Camacho , Associate Director of SCAD Language Studio, Savannah College of Art and Design
Katherine Pope, Director of English Language Institute, North Central C allege