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Research project

Aptis in China: Exploring Stakeholders' Perceptions of its Validity and Practicality

Project overview

The British Council East Asia Assessment Research Grant (GBP 5,000), British Council, UK


Lead researcher

Dr Ying Zheng PhD

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Psychometrics and test validation; Human scoring vs. machine scoring; Statistics in applied linguistics; Comparative Judgement in language testing
  • Mandarin exams in the UK school system, including A-Level and GCSE exams; Mandarin Chinese teachers’ professional development
  • Learner motivation and language teaching pedagogy; ESL/EFL learner characteristics and test performance