UKALTA joins the Academy

13 March 2019

The Academy of Social Science is delighted to welcome aboard its latest Member Learned Society – UK Association for Language Testing and Assessment (UKALTA).

UKALTA joins 44 other member learned societies at the Academy. The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit.

The Academy is composed of around 1313 individual Fellows45 Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most Learned Societies in the social sciences in the UK are represented within the Academy. The Academy also sponsors the Campaign for Social Science.

UKALTA is a professional organisation that aims to provide a forum for the exchange of information and research on language testing and assessment in the UK. Membership currently stands at around 250 and is open to individuals with strong connections with the UK who have a professional and/or academic interest in the field of language testing and assessment. The UKALTA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held each year at the Language Testing Forum (LTF), a long-running UK-based language testing and assessment conference, where members and non-members congregate to present and discuss topical issues in the field.

UKALTA president, Professor Barry O’Sullivan says on joining AcSS, “We are delighted to join the Academy of Social Sciences. As a young organisation UKALTA can learn a huge amount from the Academy and the other member learned societies.

You can find out more about UKALTA on their website


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