English Education Assessment Committee
(IEEAC) of IEERA.
has become highly regarded
for its contribution to the theory and research that underpins
developments in English educational
measurement and assessment.
In recent times, there has been a
substantial increase in the professional advice and support
activities of the staff at IEEAC.
They have been providing measurement and support to policy
makers across a range of educational and commercial sectors.
This is in addition to undertaking research, teaching and
workshops in English educational
measurement, assessment and evaluation throughout
Current research activities of
IEEAC staff and PhD students
Investigating whether social
variables of age, gender and ethnocultural/language
background have a bearing on responses to selected questions
from the various International English
The development of new
approaches to assessing English as an international language
Monitoring developmental trends
in creative potential with modern psychometric theory
Research into the development
of online databases and item-banks
Consulting on the development
of the International Benchmarks
for English Writing
Informing the assessment
approach used in large-scale assessment programs such as
English Language & Literacy Assessment (ELLA) and Primary
Writing Assessment (PWA)
These activities will be enhanced
in coming years with the introduction of various on-line
initiatives and the extension of research activities involving
IEEAC staff, in conjunction with
visiting international scholars and PhD candidates.