Welcome!Welcome! Welcome to the website for the Language Assessment Lab at Indiana University. Directed by Dr. Sun-Young Shin, the Language Assessment Lab (or LAL) is devoted to the understanding and advancing of theory,...

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Trip to MwALTTrip to MwALT           We Language Testing Lab folks went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to attend the annual MwALT conference held on October 5-6th. The...

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SLRFSLRF               Dr. Shin and Ryan Lidster presented their work, “Dictogloss as dynamic assessment?” at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF)...

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AAAL (2013, Dallas, TX)AAAL (2013, Dallas, TX) American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2013, Dallas, TX Dr. Shin, Ryan, and our former LAL members Stacy and Rebecca presented their recent research project on The influence of the learners’...

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MwALT 2013 at MSUMwALT 2013 at MSU Dr. Shin, Ryan, and our former LAL members, Rebecca and Stacy presented their papers on “The Effects of L2 Proficiency Differences in Pairs on Idea Units in a Collaborative Text Reconstruction Task”...

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Fall 2014 Reading Group Schedule

Category : Announcement

Time and Place : Memorial Hall 317A (4:00pm – 5:30pm)

LAL Fall 2014 Schedule

Spring 2014 Reading Group Schedule

Category : Announcement

Time and Place : Memorial Hall 317A (4pm – 5:30pm)


Fall 2013 LAL Meeting Schedule

Category : Announcement




Every other Friday


Memorial Hall 317A

  Will be announced via email before

  the meetings

LAL meeting – Friday Aug. 30th at MM 317A (3pm)

Category : Announcement

Hi Folks,

I hope all of you had a great summer. Now it’s time to kick off the start of our language assessment lab meeting this semester.

We’ll be meeting at Memorial Hall 317A (Seminar Room) at 3pm, Friday,  August 30 for our first meeting.

Also note that the deadline for early conference registration for MwALT (Midwest Association of Language Testers) conference is on August 30th. There will be an interesting workshop on “Eye-tracking for L2 Testing Research” as a preconference workshop. Those who are interested in this workshop should hurry up and sign up for this at the following website.


Spring 2013 LAL Meeting Schedule

Category : Announcement

All the meetings will be held in the Seminar room MM 317.






Feb 8th

2:30 – 4:00pm

 Article Review (Oral fluency measures) (Dr. Shin)


Feb 22nd

4:00 – 5:30pm

 Issues in assessing L2 pragmatics


Mar 8th

4:00 – 5:30pm

 AAAL 13 Conference presentation rehearsal: The influence  of the learners’ L2 proficiency pairing on collaborative text  reconstruction task outcomes (Dr. Shin & Ryan)


Mar 29th

4:00 – 5:30pm

 Research talk: Examining Different Standard Setting Methods in an ESL Placement Test (Dr. Shin)


April 5th

4:30 – 6:00pm

 Meta-analysis (Ryan)


April 19th




Category : Announcement





Dr. Shin presented his recent work, “Examining Different Standard Setting Methods in an ESL Placement Test”   at East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) held in Washington, D.C.