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Negotiating the boundary between achievement and proficiency: An evaluation of the exit standard of an academic English pathway program

Macqueen, Susy; O'Hagan, Sally; Hughes, Brad


Academic English programs are popular pathways into English-medium university courses across the world. A typical program design hinges on an established university entrance standard, e.g. IELTS 6.5, and extrapolates the timing and structure of the pathway stages in relation to the test standard. The general principle is that the course assessments substitute for the test standard so that successful completion of the course is considered equivalent to achieving the minimum test standard for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Papers in Language Testing and Assessment


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