Project Timeline

Project Timeline

 

DATE STAGE
Oct / Dec 2012 Consultation and concept; information-gathering
Feb / Sept 2013 Paper development
Summer 2013 Results reported to include information if the reading/writing part of the test is referred, not just the aggregate mark.
October 2013 First trial test with international students
New writing rules for Latin America at Advanced and Proficiency : candidates write both formal and informal letters, not just one
November 2013 Feedback and evaluation of trial 1
Oct / Nov 2013 First teachers’ meetings to announce time-line of change
February 2014 Second trial test with international students
March 2014 Feedback and evaluation of trial 2
April 2014 New writing rules for the rest of the world at Advanced and Proficiency: candidates write both formal and informal letters not just one
April 2014 Sample tests on website
Feedback welcome
May 2014 Third trial test with international students
June 2014 Feedback and evaluation of trial 3
June 2014 Teacher’s handbook available online
August 2014 Final trial test with international students
September 2014 Feedback and evaluation of trial 4
Oct / Nov 2014 Tests go live in Latin America
Sept / Oct 2014 Meetings around the world to inform and train teachers about changes;
Step To books reissued.
January 2015 Final old-style tests – Europe
April 2015 Tests go live in Europe, Asia and Africa
May onwards Feedback and evaluation