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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Courses

The following SLS courses are directly related to language assessment:

  • SLST-T500 (a) Web-based Language Teaching & Testing
  • SLST-T500 (b) L2 Program Evaluation
  • SLST-T550 Language Testing
  • SLST-S600 Quantitative Research for Language Study
  • SLST-S650 Design and Development of Language Assessment
  • SLST-S750 Seminar in Language Assessment

You may also want to take the following advanced statistical/psychometric courses offered from the department of Inquiry Methodology in the school of education.

  • EDUC-Y 527 Educational Assessment & Psychological Measurement
  • EDUC-Y 617 Psychometric Theory
  • EDUC-Y 604 Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research
  • EDUC-Y 627 Advanced Measurement
  • EDUC-Y 637 Categorical Data Analysis
  • EDUC-Y 639 Multilevel Models
  • EDUC-Y 645 Covariance Structure Analysis
  • EDUC-Y 655 Longitudinal Data Analysis