Academic English tests: What are the challenges in testing language proficiency and academic skills of high level (B2+) learners?
Sarah Unsworth is Assessment Group Manager at Cambridge Assessment English, where she has many years’ experience developing and producing English tests including tests of Academic English. Sarah is Assessment Project Manager for Cambridge English Empower, a joint Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment English blended course which incorporates on-line assessment and appropriate follow-up activities. Sarah has substantial experience in assessment development and delivery, especially in the area of Learning Oriented Assessment. She also has many years’ experience as an English Language teacher and teacher trainer in Germany and the UK. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Modern Languages and TESOL and a London Chamber of Commerce and Industry diploma in Teaching English for Business.
Siân Morgan works in the Research and Thought Leadership Group at Cambridge English Language
Siân works on IELTS, teaching qualifications, research communications, and thought leadership projects. Her interests include Performance Assessment, Learning-Oriented Assessment, and Teacher Assessment Literacy. She has taught EAP in Italy, the USA, and the UK, and has an Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics (Language Assessment) from Columbia University, NY.
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