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New English test ‘improving’ overseas nurse access to UK register
Recognizing that an 'O' Level in English was far too culturally oriented to be used as an appropriate test for University entrance for STEM subjects for NNS, a consortium of British Universities (JMB / NEAB) commisioned (The now late) Dr Patricia MCELDOWNEY to design and implement what became the NEAB - UETESOL (University Entrance Test in English for Speakers of Other Languages). It was a radical & welcome transformation and for many years set the standard for the form of such examinations, their marking schemes and acceptable profiles across the receptive and productive skills (S, L, R, Writing)
For reasons which were less than clear, the hard-edged and prescriptive IELTS test was aggressively "imposed" as the international standard for UETESOL and other areas of study and employment in UK.
At last, and not before time, the inappropriateness of IELTS in certain sectors is being recognized. One can but hope that the spirit and practice of enablement "Pat" MCELDOWNEY brought will be reflected in this new test.
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