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Professor Tony Green
Director and Professor in Language Assessment
University of Bedfordshire
T: +44 (0)1582 489086
Tony Green joined CRELLA in 2006 and became Director in 2015.
He is the author of Exploring Language Assessment and Testing (Routledge), Language Functions Revisited and IELTS Washback in Context (both Cambridge University Press).
He is President of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and an Expert Member of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA).
He has published widely on language assessment and is Associate Editor of Language Assessment Quarterly, Executive Editor of Assessment in Education as well as serving on the editorial board of Assessing Writing.
Professor Green's main research interests lie in the relationship between assessment, learning and teaching, particularly in relation to written language.
Current projects include defining and promoting assessment literacy among teachers, the development of English Language placement tests, the investigation of item writing and test taking processes and the development of reference level descriptions for English to supplement the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (English Profile).
In addition to his research work, Professor Green has extensive experience as a teacher and teacher trainer and has worked in many areas of practical test development and delivery including as a test designer, item writer and examiner for tests of speaking and writing skills.
He has lectured in Language Assessment at the University of Cambridge, Oxford Brookes University and the University of North London and has delivered training courses for the Association of Language Testers in Europe and British Council among many others.
At CRELLA he coordinates and manages funded research projects and supervises research students. He also carries out language testing consultancies and has participated in a number of test and assessment development and validation projects around the world for clients including ministries of education, examinations boards and universities in a number of countries.