Presentation on theme: "SHAPE The SHAPE of Things to Come Michael Adubato BILC Conference Tblisi, Georgia."— Presentation transcript:
SHAPE The SHAPE of Things to Come Michael Adubato BILC Conference Tblisi, Georgia
Things coming… -Testing at SHAPE continues BAT) -New University of Westminster developed tests (+ Westminster vs. the BAT) -Computerizing the SHAPE test -Testing “out of SHAPE” – Izmir, Turkey -NSHQ Language Needs Assessment -NSHQ Guest Lecturer -Linguapolis Conference – Antwerp, Belgium -The STANAG 6001 Conference – SHAPE, Belgium
ENTRY PASS ENTRY FAIL RETEST PASS RETEST FAIL VOLUNTEER JANUARY 23281 FEBRUARY 10544 MARCH 11041 APRIL 11100 TOTAL 558166 50% passed their entry test; 33% passed their re-test * Notice that I didn’t said failed!
A short history of Belgium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ceg6NQKHd70
STANAG 6001 TESTING: INTEGRATING TEST DEVELOPMENT STAGES
THE TEST LIFE CYCLE MANAGING THE TEST CONSTRUCTION ACTION PLANS FOR TEST DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION ITEM BANKING COMPUTER-DELIVERED TESTING CASE STUDIES TESTERTRAINING/NORMING/SUPPORT/ CERTIFICATION COMMUNICATING WITH STAKEHOLDERS TESTING FOR NATO DEPLOYMENTS SELECTING THE RIGHT TESTING TECHNIQUES
CHALLENGES OF TRIALLING/PILOTING CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD ITEM TRIALLING SPEAKING AND WRITING PROMPTS PRACTICALITY ISSUES STANDARD SETTING: ESTABLISHING HOW MUCH IS GOOD ENOUGH TEST SPECIFICATIONS MAKING A VALIDITY ARGUMENT TEST FAIRNESS
A few admin notes Invitations will go out end of May/early June Presentations must be “emailed” to me (hopefully before the conference) You must get yourself from BIA to your hotel (direct train from the airport to Mons and a short walk to the hotel or taxi ride)
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