This page brings together a variety of documents and links which language testing professionals and others involved in language education and
assessment in the UK context may find useful. New items and relevant links will be added over the coming months.
UKALTA Research Reports and Briefing Papers
As a learned society, we aim to support a variety of research projects and to share the findings as widely as possible. Over time we also hope to develop a series of accessible briefing papers on language assessment issues for the general public.
From time to time, UKALTA engages in outreach and advocacy activities consistent with our aims and objectives as a professional association:
by Taylor and Harding (Nov 2020)
· UKALTA letter in support of British Council (June 2020)
Language Testing and Applied Linguistics Codes of Ethics and Good Practice
These codes of ethics and guidelines for good practice developed by specialist associations may be relevant and useful for anyone involved in
language test design, delivery and research.
· International Language Testing Association (ILTA)
· European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA)
· Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
o ALTE resources and materials: This links to a range of documents, including principles, manuals and guidelines, plus information about language tests and linguistic integration of adult migrants.
· British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
Journal articles and collections of interest (NB: some may require access via subscription)
Frontiers in Psychology:
Language Assessment Quarterly:
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
– Aligning Language Education with the CEFR: A Handbook (April 2022)CEFR alignment handbook
– Aligning Language Education with the CEFR: Editable Forms (April 2022): CEFR alignment editable forms
– The Manual for Relating Language Examinations to the CEFR (Council of Europe, 2009): https://rm.coe.int/1680667a2d
– The Manual for Language Test Development and Examining: https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=0900001680667a2b
ILTA Language Testing Bibliography:
(now open access)
Awards and Sponsorship