The IELTS Research Committee, comprising representatives of the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and Cambridge Assessment English, is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2019 Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award to Dylan Burton, who completed his degree at Lancaster University. His dissertation, which looked at ‘Raters’ Perceptions and Operationalization of Authentic Engagement in Oral Proficiency Tests’, was supervised by Luke Harding.
The award, which carries a prize of £1000 and sponsored attendance at the annual Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), aims to encourage young researchers to pursue careers in language testing. Counted among former winners are professors and lecturers, researchers in examination bodies and other organisations, and a director of a teacher training institute. Qualified individuals who would like to join the 2020 competition are invited to visit https://www.ielts.org/teaching-and-research/ielts-masters-award for details of the competition and submission guidelines.