April 3, 2017
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).
October 1, 2015
A new MELAB preparation resource is now available for purchase through the CaMLA website. The MELAB Study Guide: Advice, information, and strategies for MELAB success has been developed to reflect the most up-to-date format and content of the MELAB.
Variability in the MELAB Speaking Task: Investigating Linguistic Characteristics of Test-Taker Performances in Relation to Rater Severity and Score
April 30, 2015
CaMLA Working Paper 2015-04, “Variability in the MELAB Speaking Task: Investigating Linguistic Characteristics of Test-Taker Performances in Relation to Rater Severity and Score,” is now available.
April 22, 2015
CaMLA Working Paper 2015-05, “Linguistic Features in MELAB Writing Task Performances,” is now available. CaMLA Working Papers present the findings from research undertaken as part of the Spaan Research Grant Program and by CaMLA staff.
November 7, 2014
The National Council for State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has published its report on the MELAB standard setting study. The NCLEX Technical Brief describes the methodology and results of the standard setting study. It confirms the standard of a total passing score of 81 and a speaking score of 3 for the MELAB. Read More