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Professor Guoxing Yu

Main research themes:

  • language testing and assessment,

  • applied linguistics (language teaching and acquisition)

  • educational assessment: school effectiveness and educational quality in relation to language and literacy development, measurement of learning power, assessment policies

Research methods:

Research projects, students and publications

In his main research area (language assessment), Guoxing has directed several research projects on IELTS and TOEFL iBT funded by British Council and Educational Testing Service (USA). His four IELTS reports are available to download from , and currently he is working on his 5th research report on IELTS. His TOEFL iBT report on Speaking test preparation is also available to download.

Research keywords

language testing and assessment, applied linguistics in education, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), school effectiveness, education quality, educational assessment, measurement of learning power

Learned societies &
professional bodies

  • British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) Individual affiliate of Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) International Language Testing Association (ILTA) Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA) International Association of Applied Linguistics International Test Commission