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
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Assessment Research Group
The Assessment Research Group supports the British Council's work in assessment and testing across 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.
Language Assessment Literacy
The Language Assessment Literacy project provides information and training for anyone who is interested in issues of language assessment.
Assessment Research Publications
We have produced a number of publications from subjects like quality assurance to the development cycle of new assessments.
Language Testing Forum 2015
LTF 2015 Paper Presentations