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MELAB Linked to CEFR
April 3, 2017
Categories: MELAB, Research

The recently published Linking the Common European Framework of Reference and the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery summarizes the results of a multi-panel standard setting study that was conducted with panelists in the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK).

The purpose of the study was to link scores on each section of the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) to the proficiency levels of the Common European Framework of Reference. This study utilized the Council of Europe’s (2009) manual supporting standard setting and Tannenbaum and Cho’s (2014) article on critical factors to consider in standard setting as guidelines. This report documents the standard setting study and provides validity evidence to support its quality.

Download Linking the Common European Framework of Reference and the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

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