Aptis is based on what has become the most influential test validation theory in modern assessment – the socio-cognitive framework. This theory focuses on how three elements (the test taker, the test system and the scoring system) combine to give a measure of a candidate’s performance which relates meaningfully to their ability in English.
Aptis research and test expertise
In this section
Assessment Research Group
Meet the Aptis Research Group who are based all around the world.
Assessment Advisory Board
The Assessment Advisory Board Meeting is an annual meeting which takes place between the Assessment Research Group of the English and Exams Department of the British Council, and the Assessment Advisory Board (AAB) which includes five external board members from various academic institutions worldwide.
Assessment Research Awards and Grants
Our awards recognise achievement and innovation within the field of language assessment and support our research activities across the world.
A full list of current assessment research projects being supported by our staff.
The Davies Lecture
The Davies Lecture is named in honour of Professor Alan Davies, who has, over the past five decades, contributed so much to the area of language testing.
Assessment Research Publications
We have produced a number of publications from subjects like quality assurance to the development cycle of new assessments.