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!

LAL Group Picture!

Special group picture with Dr. Yu-Chen Tina Lin who was one of the earliest members of the Language Assessment Lab!

Dr. Lin is currently the Assessment Coordinator for English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs at the Ohio State University.

Fall 2018 Reading Group Schedule

Welcome to the Fall semester! Here’s the schedule for the LAL meetings this semester.

Place: Morrison Hall 224

Time: 1:20pm – 2:20pm on Fridays

Our first lab meeting will be on Friday, August 24. We’ll talk about attending MwALT this year (September 22, 2018) in Wisconsin, Madison, and discuss Green (2014). See you this Friday!

Discussing leading:

08/24/18 – Group discussion: Green, A. (2014). Exploring Language Assessment and Testing: Language in Action. New York, NY: Routledge.

08/31/18 – Bihua Chen: Deygers, B., Van Gorp, K., & Demeester, T. (2018). The B2 level and the dream of a common standard. Language Assessment Quarterly, 15, 44-58.

09/07/18 – Senyung Lee: Kremmel, B., & Schmitt, N. (2016). Interpreting vocabulary test scores: What do various item formats tell us about learners’ ability to employ words? Language Assessment Quarterly, 13, 377-392.

09/14/18 – Yena Park: Kim, H. (2018). What constitutes professional communication in aviation: Is language proficiency enough for testing purposes? Language Testing, 35, 403-426.

10/19/18 – Suchada Sanonguthai: Lam, D. M. (2018). What counts as “responding”? Contingency on previous speaker contribution as a feature of interactional competence. Language Testing, 35, 377-401.

10/26/18 – Jaesu Choi: Kim, J. E., & Nam, H. (2017). Measures of implicit knowledge revisited: Processing modes, time pressure, and modality. Studies in Second Language Acquisition39, 431-457.

11/02/18 – Yena Park (Presentation) Crossdialectal Comparison in L2 Mandarin Tone Perception

11/09/18 – Kimberly Wan: Kang, O., & Johnson, D. (2018). The roles of suprasegmental features in predicting English oral proficiency with an automated system. Language Assessment Quarterly15, 150-168.

11/30/18 – Jean Chun: Li, S. (2018). Developing a test of L2 Chinese pragmatic comprehension ability. Language Testing in Asia8, 3.

Fall 2018 First LAL Meeting

Welcome to the Fall semester! Here’s the schedule for the first LAL meeting for this semester.

Place: Morrison Hall 224

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm on Fridays

Our first lab meeting will be on Friday, August 24. We’ll talk about attending MwALT this year (September 22, 2018) in Wisconsin, Madison, and discuss Green (2014). See you this Friday!