Client: Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
We have worked with the SQA on a variety of projects including the creation of new specifications for national English for Work courses, which may also be offered to governments for them to use to develop the proficiency and skills of graduates and key workers for the global economy. In addition, we have advised the SQA on the structure of their Access 2 & 3, Intermediate 1 & 2 and Higher English language tests. Our recommendations have focused on test validity (i.e. theory-based validity, context validity and scoring validity) thus covering specifications, item types, authenticity, interactiveness, impact and practicality of tests and test materials.
This report is part of an overall strategy of SQA to work towards the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. We have put forward an approach and programme to help SQA to achieve this objective.