6. Language Test Development in the 21st Century: The Return to a Product-Centred Approach
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Chapter 6 records how the 21st Century marked a return to in-house test development by the British Council and a commitment to developing its own language testing expertise through a newly created Assessment Research Group (ARG). The commitment to innovation in language test development is highlighted by the use of the socio-cognitive approach and to the operationalization of the concepts of localisation, flexibility and accessibility in the development of the Aptis test.