Who is running this project?

Professor Parvaneh Tavakoli from the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is collaborating with Dr Nahal Khabazbashi from Bedfordshire University (UK) and Dr Emmanuell Ponce from Guanajuato University (Mexico) on this project. The project is funded by the Educational Testing Services, TOEFL Committee of Examiners research programme.

What is this project about?

The project is aimed at investigating the relationship between Instruction and score gains in TOEFL ITP test at a university context. The longitudinal project examines the extent to which test scores reflect anticipated changes in underlying language ability as a function of learning and instruction. The findings will have significant implications for a range of users at university and policy-making levels, offering valuable evidence for a specific use of test scores in monitoring progress.