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MwALT 2015 at the University of Iowa

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Current IU SLS students and alumni got together at MwALT at the University of Iowa!

Ryan presented his paper on “Developing Item Specifications for an Integrated Writing Achievement Test: Examining Prompt-Response Relationships over Time,” and Senyung presented her poster on “ESL Learners’ Strategies for Marking Footing in Prompt-based Argumentative Writing.”

First LAL meeting!

Hi all! Our first LAL meeting this semester will be at MM 317 on Friday, Sep. 25 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm (if there is our dept. colloquium on the same day, we’ll be meeting from 11am to 12:30pm).

On the first LAL meeting, Ryan (Developing Item Specifications for an Integrated Writing Achievement Test: Examining Prompt-Response Relationships over Time) and Senyung (Footing in prompt-based argumentative writing) will talk about their upcoming MwALT presentations.

We’ll also talk about the first chapter (Inference) of Fulcher (2015) – http://www.amazon.com/Re-examining-Language-Testing-Philosophical-Inquiry/dp/1138774707 So, please buy this book and read the chap. 1 before you come to the meeting.

Our LAL meeting times this semester are as follows:

  1. 9/25 – 11:00am to 12:30pm or 2:30-4:00pm
  2. 10/23 – 11:00am to 12:30pm or 2:30-4:00pm
  3. 11/6 – 11:00am to 12:30pm or 2:30-3:30pm
  4. 11/20 – 1pm to 2:30pm
  5. 12/4 – 1pm to 2:30pm

Welcome!

Welcome back! A new semester has just begun, and we are delighted to have new students in the lab. Jaesu Choi and Suchada Sanonguthai joined us as PhD students and Yena Park as a M.A. student! We are also starting the IEPE revision project. In addition, Ryan and Senyung are preparing for their presentations for MwALT (Midwest Association of Language Testers)  on October 3rd.