ITSC GROUP과 한국지텔프는 영어평가와 교육 분야의 연구를 통해
평가방법의 개선 및 교육 측정 분야의 발전을 꾀하고, 영어언어교육,
학술출판, 국제학술교류, 기타 학술적 소통 방법 등에 대한
연구 및 프로젝트에 전폭적인 지원을 통해 영어평가 등 관련 이슈 개선에
심혈을 기울이고 있습니다.
연구자에게 고품질 영어 평가 및 측정의 매핑 등의 시야를 확장할 수 있는
다양하고 풍부한 기회를 제공하기 위하여 관련 전공자들을 대상으로
연구 지원 프로그램인 Research Grant Program을 진행합니다.
ITSC GROUP and G-TELP KOREA are deeply committed to
improving English assessment(s) and other related issues by
providing full support to rigorous research studies and
projects on English Linguistic and Education, academic
publishing, international academic exchanges, and other
methods of scholarly communication. We aim to give diverse
and rich opportunities to all scholars and researchers to
expand their horizons in mapping, evaluating and advancing
high-quality English assessments and measurements both
nationwide and worldwide.
혁신적인 영어 숙련도 시험 및 평가에 대한
접근성, 실용성, 신뢰성 있는 정보 및 지식을
To disseminate accessible, practical, authentic
information and knowledge on innovative English
proficiency testing and assessment(s)
영어 교육에 새로운 길을 제시하고
전문 연구원의 학업 역량을 극대화
할 수 있도록 지원
To help maximize academic capabilities of professional
researchers to build new pathways in Second (Foreign)
Language Acquisition and English education
G-TELP 시험에 대한 다양한
논문 활동을 지원
To evaluate the reliability and validity of General Tests of
English Language Proficiency (G-TELP)
전국 초중고 교사
Elementary, middle, and high school teachers
상시 지원 가능
No set deadline (Applications will be accepted at any time during the year.)
지텔프와 관련된 영어평가 및 영어교육분야
Any topics related to G-TELP tests would be acceptable and any suggestions would be appreciated.
|파일첨부||Grants Application Form|
Chung, S., & Nam, Y. (2018). Language assessment literacy of Korean EFL teachers: An investigation of their training
experiences and needs. Modern English Education, 19(1), 38-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.18095/meeso.2018.19.1.04
ITSC Grant Recipient Reflects on Her Research
I started working on this project with funding from ITSC. Because I have been interested in stakeholder beliefs and
perceptions of language assessment, I proposed this project to ITSC as a small contribution to the test
validation efforts of G-TELP.
This project focuses on three different stakeholder groups: test takers, test preparation instructors, and test score users.
The data were collected from surveys and interviews. I spent the first few months developing research instruments,
including survey items and interview questions. I adapted questions from previous research studies, and then the survey
items and questions were translated into Korean because the target participants were all Korean nationals.
While I was finalizing the research instruments and preparing for data collection, the COVID-19 pandemic
started all over the world. Due to the public health crisis, the planned trip back to Korea for data collection was canceled.
Fortunately, the surveys and interviews were conducted without major revisions or logistical challenges.
However, solely relying on online data collection was challenging. I had to depend only on advertising the research project
on online forums or emailing potential participants. I am mostly satisfied with the number of test-taker participants.
However, I was not successful in finding test preparation instructors and test score users. Test preparation instructors were
busy and did not have time to participate. Also, approaching them through online communication was not the best possible
method because some of them expressed concerns about cybersecurity. As test score users deal with confidential
information of their institutions regarding their hiring process or hiring standards, I was not able to reach the target number
I originally planned. I asked for help from people in my network, even including researchers and people who work for
testing companies. However, this demonstrates the possible lack of collaboration and communication among test developers,
testing researchers, and test score users.
One of the greatest lessons I learned from this project is that testing companies and language assessment researchers
should make more active efforts to reach out to diverse stakeholder groups to collect more validity evidence from multiple
sources and raise assessment literacy of the stakeholders. Once again, I appreciate the valuable opportunity ITSC has provided.