IU Group at LTRC 2019 in Atlanta

The IU Language Assessment Lab was in Atlanta for LTRC (Language Testing Research Colloquium) from March 5-8, 2019!

Dr. Shin and Senyung presented their paper titled “Examining the effects of foreign-accented lectures on an academic listening test at the item level using differential item functioning analysis.” Unfortunately, our co-author Ryan could not make it to the conference, but he was there in spirit! :)

Suchada presented her paper titled “Exploring the Impact of Bilingual Education Types on DIF: Implications for Vocabulary Test Development.”

LAL Reading Group Spring 2019

This semester, we meet every other Friday at Morrison Hall room 224, unless noticed otherwise.

Article Discussion:

We’ll be meeting at BH 117 from 1pm to 2:20pm this Friday (March 1st) for rehearsing paper presentations at LTRC / AAAL.

02/15/2019 – Yena Park: Yan, X., Cheng, L., & Ginther, A. (2018). Factor analysis for fairness: Examining the impact of task type and examinee L1 background on scores of an ITA speaking test. Language Testing.

01/25/19 – Suchada Sanonguthai: Elena Oliveri, M., Lawless, R., Robin, F., & Bridgeman, B. (2018). An exploratory analysis of differential item functioning and its possible sources in a higher education admissions context. Applied Measurement in Education, 31(1), 1-16.

MwALT 2019 at Indiana University!

We’ll be hosting the 21st annual MwALT Conference in 2019 here at Indiana University, Bloomington, on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2019, with pre-conference workshops on Friday, October 4 on Differential Item Functioning (DIF) Analysis in Language Assessment Research and Signal Detection Theory. The Plenary Speaker is Dr. Okim Kang from Northern Arizona University. The conference venue will be the Indiana Memorial Union.

MwALT 2018 in Wisconsin

We were at MwALT 2018 at University of Wisconsin-Madison!

Senyung, Yena, and Dr. Shin presented “Developing a Web-based Academic English Placement Test using Authentic Texts” and Suchada presented her poster entitled “Detecting differential item functioning (DIF) and its possible sources of DIF in a university-level English vocabulary subtest”.

Next year, we will be hosting MwALT 2019 in the Fall here at Indiana University!