The UK Association for Language Testing and Assessment (UKALTA) is a professional organisation that aims to provide a forum for the exchange of information and research on language testing and assessment in the UK. More specifically, UKALTA’s aims are:
- to provide a forum for the exchange of information and research on language testing and assessment in the UK
- to provide a framework for supporting the language testing research community in the UK, and to mentor new and emerging researchers and professionals working in the field.
- to encourage research and discussion on the assessment of a broad spectrum of languages in the UK, and actively seek to establish close relationships with organisations and societies that focus on language education and assessment issues.
- to provide a forum for proactively facilitating a greater awareness of issues related to professionalism in language assessment in the UK, and to provide a highly visible source of professional expertise to which educational and corporate organisations, government, and the media will look to for input on issues related to improving language assessment in the UK.
- to actively conduct outreach activities to raise awareness of issues related to language testing and assessment in society generally, and improve assessment literacy for both specialist and non-specialist members of the public.