Kevin Rutherford is currently the Aptis Test Production Manager, and is based in Warsaw, Poland. He is responsible for managing the production of content for Aptis tests and for the trialling of test items, and the setting up of Aptis test centres.

He also leads on the training of item writers and is involved in the development of new test items. Before moving into the field of assessment, he had a long career in English language teaching, in Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom, and, since 1996, in Poland.

He completed the Certificate in the Theory and Practice of Language Testing with the University of Roehampton in 2010, and was subsequently involved as an item writer in the early development of Aptis. He obtained an MA in Language Testing from the University of Lancaster in 2014. He has given presentations on assessment at conferences for the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) and the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA).

In 2014 he co-presented a workshop on item writing and test specifications at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC).


  • MA in Language Testing, University of Lancaster
  • Certificate in the Theory and Practice of Language Testing, University of Roehampton