Reports of research carried out directly by the Assessment Research Group. These technical reports primarily focus on test development and validation studies directly related to the Aptis test system.
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Aptis Test Development Approach
Barry O'Sullivan.The Aptis test system is designed to offer users an alternative to currently available high-stakes certificated examinations.
Aptis Formal Trials Feedback Report
Barry O'Sullivan. This report forms part of the development cycle of the Aptis tests.
Linking the Aptis Reporting Scales to the CEFR
Barry O'Sullivan.The Aptis development project marked a new era for the British Council, even though it had been involved in an number of test development projects in the past.
Aptis for Teens: Analysis of Pilot Test Data
Ying Zheng and Vivien Berry.This report analyses data from trials of a new variant within the Aptis test system, Aptis for Teens.
Aptis General Technical Manual Version 1.0
Barry O'Sullivan and Jamie Dunlea. This manual describes the content and technical properties of Aptis General.