Fit to speak the language?
Their results revealed that ‘cheap and simple solutions’ are being used to complex problems. Specifically, generic tests are used for multiple purposes to restrict immigration in education and for non-EU spouses.
With their study, researchers aim to demonstrate to policy makers and testing agencies the potentially very serious consequences of their decisions.
For its significant contribution to the field of language testing, the study has also won this year’s Best Paper Award from the International Language Testing Association (ILTA).