Barry O'Sullivan. This report forms part of the development cycle of the Aptis tests. Over a period of two years, from 2010 to 2012, the British Council has been committed to developing and bringing to market a major new English language testing system, based on the joint concepts of flexibility and accessibility.
The tests that have emerged from the development process became operational on 20 August 2012.
The development cycle of any high quality test includes a number of clearly described stages.
This report focuses on feedback obtained from important stakeholder groups participating in field trials of the test system carried out during the final stage of that process, which took place in May and June 2012.