Through agreements among the University of Veracruz, the British Council, Cambridge Assessment, and the University of Surrey Roehampton, an exciting assessment adventure began, and a series of proficiency tests have been developed, following international standards and with quality input from UK advisors. Our presentation maps key stages of this project, milestones, achievements and glitches, up to the present day, when our tests have obtained official recognition from the Mexican Ministry of Education and research and development continue to help us on a path of continuous improvement.

 

Speakers

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Adriana Abad

Language Centres Director. Adriana is the Director of the Universidad Veracruzana's seven Language Centers and ten Self-access Centers and for nine years she was the Coordinator of EXAVER English proficiency tests, developed by the Universidad Veracruzana in collaboration with the British Council, Cambridge University and Roehampton University. She has also been working at the Universidad Veracruzana as a counsellor at the Self-Access Language Center for 19 years. 

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Patricia Grounds

Pat has worked with many EFL organizations as teacher, academic & administrative director, curriculum design and examinations development leader, postgraduate tutor and dissertation/thesis supervisor, examiner and examinations developer, textbook writer and website coordinator. She is now an external consultant for British Council, Universidad Veracruzana (EXAVER English proficiency tests), Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo and UNICARIBE and Cambridge (DELTA).