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Leading academics and researchers worldwide contribute to the continued development and improvement of the IELTS test.

Below you can access articles from the three publications produced by the IELTS partners - IELTS Research Reports, Studies in English Language Testing (SiLT) and Research Notes.

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Researcher(s):
Aek Phakiti, The University of Sydney, Australia
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IELTS Test - Listening and Reading, Online series
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Researcher(s):
Fumiyo Nakatsuhara, Chihiro Inoue, CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire, Vivien Berry, British Council and Evelina Galaczi, Cambridge English Language Assessment
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IELTS Test - Speaking, Examiners and Scoring - Speaking
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Cate Gribble, Jill Blackmore, Anne-Marie Morrissey and Tanja Capic, Deakin University, Australia
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Impact and Washback - Impact theory and practice, Impact and Washback - Predictive validity, Impact and Washback - Stakeholder attitudes, Impact and Washback - Use of test scores, Online series
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Khaled Barkaoui, Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Canada
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IELTS Test - Writing, Impact and Washback - Computer based IELTS, Impact and Washback - Improvement in test scores, Impact and Washback - Performance data of candidates and IELTS, Online series
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Researcher(s):
Carole Sedgwick, Mark Garner and Isabel Vicente-Macia, University of Roehampton, UK
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IELTS Test - Listening and Reading, IELTS Test - Speaking, IELTS Test - Writing, Impact and Washback - Predictive validity, Impact and Washback - Stakeholder attitudes, Impact and Washback - Use of test scores


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Researcher(s):
Ute Knoch, Susy Macqueen and Neomy Storch, University of Melbourne, Australia; Lyn May, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; John Pill, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
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IELTS Test - Writing, Impact and Washback - Impact theory and practice, Impact and Washback - Stakeholder attitudes, Online series
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Researcher(s):
Philip Chappell, Agnes Bodis and Heather Jackson - Macquarie University, Australia
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Impact and Washback - Impact theory and practice, Impact and Washback - Stakeholder attitudes, Impact and Washback - Test preparation, Online series
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Researcher(s):
Noriko Iwashita and Claudia Vasquez, University of Queensland, Australia
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IELTS Test - Speaking, Online series
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Researcher(s):
Talia Isaacs, University of Bristol, UK; Pavel Trofimovich, Concordia University, Canada; Guoxing Yu and Bernardita Muñoz Chereau, University of Bristol, UK
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Examiners and Scoring - IELTS Examiner certification, IELTS Test - Speaking, Online series
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Elizabeth Arrigoni and Victoria Clark, American University, Cairo, Egypt
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Impact and Washback - Impact theory and practice, Impact and Washback - Predictive validity, Impact and Washback - Stakeholder attitudes, Impact and Washback - Use of test scores, Online series
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