Research summaries and notes
Research summaries and notes provide key information about and findings from the research being conducted into PTE Academic and PTE General.
Ackermann, K., De Jong, J.H.A.L., Kilgarriff, A. & Tugwell, D. (2010). The Pearson International Corpus of Academic English (PICAE)
Ackermann, K. & Kennedy, L. (2010). Standardizing rater performance: Empirical support for regulating language proficiency test scoring
Bosker, H.R (2014). The processing and evaluation of fluency in native and non-native speech
Brunfaut, T. & Révész, A., 2014. The Role of Task and Listener characteristics in Second Language Listening. In TESOL Quarterly.
De Jong, J.H.A.L. & Zheng, Y. (2011). Applying EALTA Guidelines – A practical case study on Pearson Test of English Academic
De Jong, J.H.A.L. & Zheng, Y. (2016). Linking to the CEFR: Validation Using a Priori and a Posteriori Evidence. In Banerjee, J. and Tsagari, D. (eds.), Contemporary Second Language Assessment. London, GB, Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 83-100.
Durrant, P., Walker, C. & Michel, R. (2015). Using PTE Academic to predict achievement and measure proficiency gains in an intensive EAP foundation programme
Fox J. & Fraser W. (2014). Setting university language proficiency entry requirements on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) in relation to performance categories on the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment
Hutha, A. (2014). Diagnosing the development of writing ability
McCray, G. and Brunfaut, T. (2016). Investigating the construct measured by banked gap-fill items: Evidence from eye-tracking. In Language Testing I-23, November 2016
O’Loughlin, K. (2014). Investigating lexical validity in the Pearson Test of English Academic
Reckase, M. & Jing-Ru, X. (2014). The Evidence for a Subscore Structure in a Test of English Language Competency for English Language Learners. In Educational and Psychological Measurement. Vol 75, Issue 5.
Riazi, M. (2014). Concurrent and predictive validity of Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
Note: Also available in Papers in Language Testing and Assessment Vol. 2, Issue 2, 2013
Song, X. (2014). DIF investigations with Pearson Test of English Academic
Treffers-Daller, J., Parslow, P. and Williams, S. (2016). Back to basics: how measures of lexical diversity can help discriminate between CEFR levels. In Applied Linguistics.
Yan, J. & Xiaoyi Z. (2014). Effects of Skill Integration on Language Assessment: A Comparative Study of Pearson Test of English Academic and Internet-Based College English Test Band-6
Note: Also available in Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Education
Zheng, Y. & De Jong, J.H.A.L. (2011). Establishing construct and concurrent validity of Pearson Test of English Academic