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.  

Advocacy Documents

From time to time, UKALTA engages in outreach and advocacy activities consistent with our aims and objectives as a professional association:


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.    


Journal articles and collections of interest (NB: some may require access via subscription)

Language Testing:

Frontiers in Psychology: 

Assessing Writing: 

Language Assessment Quarterly: