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...

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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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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