Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments

Shaping English Language Assessments
with Research + Experience


An Intern’s Words: YunDeok Choi

September 11, 2017

CaMLA’s internship program provides professional training and research opportunities for English language teaching and assessment professionals and graduate students. In 2017, CaMLA welcomed two interns. The following is from YunDeok Choi, one of our 2017 interns.

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Spaan research grants awarded for 2016

January 28, 2016

Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (CaMLA) is pleased to announce the recipients of Spaan research grants for 2016:

  • Ute Römer and Jayanti Banerjee: “Validating the MET speaking test through phraseological analysis: A corpus approach to language assessment”
  • Ruslan Suvorov: “Investigating test-taking processes and strategies during a computer-based MET: Evidence from eye tracking”

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Young Learners Tests of English (YLTE) 2014 annual report available

February 23, 2015

The YLTE 2014 Report is now available for download. In the report you’ll find information such as total number of test takers; the countries where the YLTE was administered; distribution of results for the exam as a whole; and, the distribution of results by section. YLTE reports are primarily intended for parents, language instructors, and researchers in language testing or other relevant fields.

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At TESOL 2015 you’ll find a lot going on with CaMLA

February 12, 2015

Going to be at TESOL 2015 in Toronto from March 25–28? If so, make sure you stop by Booth 1621 (that’s the CaMLA booth, by the way!).

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Announcing the recipients of Spaan research grants for 2015

January 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Spaan research grants:

  • Ildiko Porter-Szucs, Cynthia Macknish, and Barry DeCicco: “The CaMLA speaking test: Face-to-face v. computer delivery”
  • Xun Yan and Shelley Staples: “Investigating lexico-grammatical complexity as construct validity evidence for the ECPE writing tasks: A multidimensional analysis”

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Jayanti Banerjee elected as treasurer of ILTA

January 8, 2015

The International Language Testing Association (ILTA) has announced that Jayanti (Jay) Banerjee, CaMLA’s research director, has been elected to serve as treasurer of the organization.

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Computer-based CaMLA English Placement Test coming in 2015

December 22, 2014

CaMLA (Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments) is pleased to announce that in early 2015 it on February 1, 2015, it will begin selling an online version of the CaMLA EPT. The computer-based (cb) CaMLA EPT will contain the same content as the paper-based forms you are already familiar with.

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Apply for a CaMLA internship in language assessment and research

November 10, 2014

Applications are now open for the 2015 CaMLA Internship Program.

The CaMLA internship program provides professional training and research opportunities for English language teaching professionals and graduate students. Successful applicants work closely with CaMLA teams on English language assessment tasks and projects that are appropriate to their interests and skills.

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NCLEX Tech Brief reporting on MELAB standard-setting study now available

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

Linking the CEFR and the MET Writing Test

November 6, 2014

The MET Writing Test (coming in 2015) is now linked to the Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR, Council of Europe, 2001). Read More