Research

ITSC RESEARCH GRANT

ITSC (International Testing Services Center) is deeply committed to improving English assessment(s) and other related issues by providing full support to rigorous research studies and projects. We aim to give diverse and rich opportunities to all scholars and researchers to expand their horizons in evaluating and advancing high-quality English assessments and measurements both nationwide and worldwide.

PURPOSE:
- to help maximize academic capabilities of professional researchers to build new pathways in Second (Foreign) Language Acquisition and English education
- to evaluate the reliability and validity of General Test of English Language Proficiency (G-TELP)
AWARD VALUE:
- Up to $5,000 for students
- Up to $20,000 for faculty members
- Up to 10 awards each year
- The publication fee for the journals that have an ISSN number that has been registered with the International ISSN Centre will be reimbursed.
ELLIGIBILITY:
To be eligible you must be a graduate/postgraduate student or a faculty member:
- A graduate/postgraduate student or a faculty or staff affiliated with universities who is registered in master's or doctoral program(s) with a specialization in language testing, language education, second or foreign language assessment, applied linguistics or other related fields, and can-do research related to G-TELP assessments.
APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants must submit the following:
1. A curriculum vitae in pdf format
2. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member, written on letterhead, sent via email to rds@itsc-group.com. The name of the applicant should be in the subject line of the email.
3. A summary of budget that indicates how the requested funds will be used.
4. A completed application form (PDF)

The application form should be submitted electronically to email to rds@itsc-group.com.
The paper can be published either as a G-TELP Annual Journal or as an article in a scholarly journal. When the final grant report successfully passes technical review, it can be submitted for publication. In your proposal, please provide the specific publication venue you plan to apply for.
Researchers are encouraged to consider research dissemination activities. With G-TELP approval, researchers will be permitted to submit proposals for presenting their results at conferences and seminars.
REQUIRED RESEARCH RESOURCE
The collection of past G-TELP level tests will be provided under the confidentiality agreement.
SEE ALSO:
Suggested Research Topics

- Relationships Between the Perceptions and Attitudes of Learners Towards G-TELP and Their Scores
- Studies on Validity of G-TELP Based on a Comparison of TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS
- Studies on Validity of G-TELP Speaking and Writing in Comparison with TOEIC Speaking and Writing
- A Study of the Effects of the G-TELP Course on Test-takers' G-TELP Scores
- A Study on Correlations between G-TELP Scores and G-TELP Preparation Courses
- Case Study of Applications of G-TELP Tests (GLT, GST, GWT, G-TELP Jr.)to School Education
- Case Study of Evaluation Education for G-TELP, TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS
- Study on Plans for International Use (Evaluation & Education) of G-TELP tests
- Study on Training Program Development for English Evaluation Education Experts
- Study on the Establishment of G-TELP Item Pool
- Study of the Item Analysis and Validity of G-TELP
- Study of Automated Scoring Tools for Speaking and Writing
- Study on the GST Home Edition Evaluation System of G-TELP Tests
- Study on the Mutual Accreditation of Authorized English Tests by Country
- Study of Ethical Standards and Implementation Standards of English Evaluation Tests and English Evaluation Experts
- Study of the Effect of Presenting Listening Questions of G-TELP Level 2 Test in the Test Book on Difficulty
- Study on the Improvement of G-TELP Speaking
- Study on the Standard-setting, the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Proficiency Levels
- Verification of reliability and validity of an English certification test, GST
- Linking study of GST score, OPIc Levels, and TOEIC Speaking
- Automatic Item Generation with machine learning techniques (GPT-3) in G-TELP
- Correlation between English language proficiency test (G-TELP, TOEIC) scores and university academic ability
- Factor analysis in G-TELP IBT pilot test and test validity
- Comparative study of G-TELP IBT and PBT
- Comparative analysis of vocabulary difficulty in G-TELP LC and RC
- A study on the development process of G-TELP half test and the achievement of college students
- A study on the relationship between G-TELP, GST, and GWT
- Validity study of the positive reflux effect of the G-TELP test
- DIF study on G-TELP discrimination questions
- A study on 35 years of G-TELP Korea history
- Verification of the effectiveness and difficulty of the G-TELP online education
- Response characteristics analysis by applying item response theory in G-TELP
- Study on usability testing process of G-TELP