Investigating stakeholders' perceptions of IELTS as an entry requirement for higher education in the UK

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Author: Hyatt, David; Brooks, Greg


This project explores stakeholders' perceptions of the role of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in the admissions processes of UK higher education (HE) institutions. It draws on two pieces of empirical study: a large-scale questionnaire survey of those responsible for admissions decisions in a range of HE institutions in the pre- and post-1992 sectors; and a smaller-scale interview-based qualitative study of a subset of these participants. The empirical data gathered offered insights into the processes of standards-setting in various contexts, highlighted...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Assessment; Participation; Language; Research; Outcomes

Keywords: Perception; Admission requirements; Questionnaire; Interview; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: IELTS Australia, 2009

Physical description: 50 p.

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Also called: Investigating stakeholders' perceptions of International English Language Testing System as an entry requirement for higher education in the UK

Series: IELTS research report series; vol. 10, no. 1

ISBN: 9780977587568

ISSN: 2201-2982

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 124.85

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