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Calibrand partners with UFI/learndirect for key European Assessment Conference

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La ciudadania, die Staatsbuergerschaft, la citoyenneté, het staatsburgerschap. What do all these words have in common? Citizenship.

European countries have different history, culture and habits, but they all have one general requirement for people who want to become integrated in their rights and privileges - a citizenship test.


Calibrand and UFI/learndirect will hold a presentation about the Life in the UK Citizenship Test and advantages that come with integration and citizenship tests of immigrants. This will take place at the 3rd European Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP) conference in Prague, Czech Republic which starts on the 28th of September. The presentation on Citizenship is from 11.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. on Thursday 29th September (Breakout 4-5).

Calibrand's Managing Director Denis Saunders says, "The Life in the UK Citizenship test is an important milestone for people who want to apply for naturalisation, or leave to remain on their journey towards citizenship. The test has faced interesting challenges and successes, such as online booking and payment, contemporary increased net immigration to the UK, and fluctuations in test volume. The presentation will examine how the challenges are overcome within a successful partnership. Since November 2005, over 1.2 million Life in the UK tests have been delivered successfully through Calibrand's e-Assessment solution, together in partnership with UFI/learndirect."

UFI/learndirect's Matthew White commented: "Our mission has always been to ensure that candidates receive a fair test, in a safe and welcoming environment in a timely fashion. A lot of hard work goes into that behind the scenes to deliver this, but it is what the success of the test has been built upon."

Themed "Growing Talent in Europe: Gaining advantage through assessment", the E-ATP conference expects attendees from over 20 different countries including Ministries of Education, Awarding Bodies, software suppliers, Institutes and policy-makers from the European Union.