|SHIKEN: JALT Testing & Evaluation SIG Newsletter Vol. 9 No. 2. Oct. 2005. (p. 21 - 22)|
|Michael Fouts has been chief editor in the test production division at the Society for Testing English Proficiency (STEP), Inc. since 2003. He has worked in the editorial section of that organization since 1999. Prior to that he was a test-item writer and taught for six years at a high school in Tokyo. This interview was conducted by email during the summer of 2005.|
[ p. 21 ]Each year 15 to 20 subsidies are awarded for up to 300,000 yen per research project.