News & Events
CaMLA is pleased to announce that on May 15 the first administration of the Michigan English Test (MET) was given in Croatia. Martello Training administered the tests at the University of Mechanical Engineering in Slavonski Brod. Test center manager Gabrijela Mofadin reported that the administration was straightforward and stress-free. She predicts that demand for the MET will grow in Croatia, the latest country to prepare to enter the European Union.
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ITASA, a performance test that allows colleges and universities to assess the spoken English language proficiency of prospective ITAs whose native language is not English, is slated for release in October 2013.
CaMLA made its first-ever appearance at this year's convention of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The 93rd annual AACC convention, held April 20–24 in San Francisco, gave Assessment Director Natalie Nordby Chen, Assessment Specialist Jessica O’Boyle, and Operations Specialist Alexis Kielwasser a chance to travel to the lovely Bay Area in spring.
In April, CaMLA Assessment Manager Mark Chapman enjoyed a short working visit to Cambridge English. Mark’s trip focused on an exchange of information regarding the respective QA practices for constructed response assessments at CaMLA and Cambridge English. Mark met with members of the Cambridge Research and Validation team to discuss approaches to rating scale development and redesign. He also met with several members of the Assessment Division to discuss examiner training and certification practices in both organizations.