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We are pleased to announce that this year’s call for the British Council and MetaMetrics Research into Reading Grants is now open.

The Grants are intended to provide a body of evidence which can contribute to the validation of the Lexile Framework for Reading and EFL reading assessment instruments, such as the Aptis test system developed by the British Council and other British Council test development projects. 

Especially encouraged are proposals for research within the following key areas of interest:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Reading comprehension growth
  3. Reading text complexity in relation to different levels of language proficiency frameworks

For further information and application details, please click here. To browse and read publications from previous recipients, please click here.

The deadline for all applications is April 17, 2023. For any queries, please contact: [email protected].