Category Archives: Announcement

Spring 2017 Reading Group Schedule

Hi all! The language testing reading group schedule for this semester is as follows:

Place : GISB 2067 (subject to change)

Discussion leading:

  • 02/24/17 Senyung Lee: Revier, R.L. (2009). Evaluating a New Test of Whole English Collocations.
  • 03/24/17 Yena Park: Yan, X., Yukiko, M., Lv, J., & Ginther, A. (2016). Elicited imitation as a measure of second language proficiency: A narrative review and meta-analysis. Language Testing, 33, 497-528.
  • Suchada Sanonguthai (Date: TBA)
  • Jean Young Chun (Date: TBA)

MwALT 2016 rehearsal presentations

Hi all!

For the upcoming  MwALT 2016 conference, we will have two rehearsal presentations in our lab meeting on Friday, September 23rd!

It’ll be at BH 016  from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.  Please mark your calendar! Jean and Claire will rehearse their poster presentation.

Senyung will give her rehearsal presentation at SLS colloquium on Friday, September 16th.

GURT 2016 at Georgetown University

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We are at Georgetown university now in Washington DC for the GURT conference! (Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics)

The theme of the conference is “Useful assessment and evaluation in language education.” Suchada presented her paper ”
A Study of IELTS Washback on an English Immersion Program in Thailand” and Ryan presented his paper “Evaluating the Accuracy of Learning-oriented Assessments: The Case for Using Signal Detection Theory.”

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.”