David Booth is Director Test Development in the Pearson English Content division. He is responsible for the development of test specification and test materials for Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, Progress, Placement, PTE General and PTE Young Learners. David is responsible for ensuring that all test development processes are executed to the highest standard to ensure that test material is of the highest quality and fit for purpose. David works closely with other staff at Pearson to develop assessment and learning solutions which meet specific customer requirements.
David’s main expertise is in the development and revision of tests and he has given presentations at major conferences including EALTA, IATEFL and AILA on this theme. David has also contributed articles on specific test development projects in published research notes. David’s other interests include corpus linguistics and the application of corpora to assessment quality, including the quality of test items. David is also interested in assessment for specific purposes and has worked on tests for specific business clients as well as testing for the aviation sector.
Before joining Pearson David worked for 10 years at Cambridge ESOL, a part of Cambridge Assessment. His work included revising and developing tests, developing test materials for specific examination products, leading on the development of computer adaptive business English tests and leading the business management function which was responsible for market research, business data analysis, financial control and response to tenders.
David has extensive academic management, teaching and teacher training experience working for the British Council in South Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
David has a Masters Degree in Education, from the Institute of Education, London University, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.Show More