April 6, 2016. A research into Master students’ training in LTA initiated by UALTA Vice-President Dr. Oksana Vasylenko was launched in the National Dragomanov Pedagogical University (Kyiv).
It began with a 4-hour workshop held by Dr. Olga Kvasova who was training the students how to write three reading test tasks following all stages of the testing cycle. The goal of the study is to compare the students’ perceptions of doing a task (while being a testee) with their experience of constructing it (acting as an item writer). They are supposed to trial the tasks with the help of their trainee mates, pilot the modified tasks in student groups, do marking and grading followed by further analysis and interpretation of scores.