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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Publications

► Papers:

Long, A., Shin, S.-Y., Geeslin, K., & Willis, E. (submitted). Does the test work? Evaluating a web-based language placement test.

Ewert, D., & Shin, S.-Y. (submitted). Teachers’ conceptualizations of a reading-to-write task in designing a data-driven rating scale.

Shin, S-Y., & Lidster, R. (submitted). Evaluating standard setting methods in an ESL placement testing context.

Su, Y., & Shin, S.-Y. (submitted). The New HSK (The New Chinese Proficiency Test) Test Review.

Shin, S-Y.  (submitted). The effects of test format and pairing type on heritage and non-heritage Korean learners’ speaking performance.

Joaquin, A., Kim, H., & Shin, S.-Y. (submitted) Examining prewriting strategies in L2 Writing: Do They Really Work?

Shin, S.-Y., Lidster, R., Sabraw, S., & Yeager, R. (accepted). The effects of L2 proficiency differences in pairs on idea units in a collaborative text reconstruction task. Language Teaching Research

Shin, S.-Y., & Ewert, D. (Online first, 2014). What accounts for integrated reading-to-write task scores? Language Testing.

Bardovi-Harlig, K., & Shin, S.-Y. (2014). Expanding traditional testing measures with tasks from L2 Pragmatics Research. Iranian Journal of Language Testing, 4(1), 26-49.

Shin, S-Y. (2013). Proficiency scales. In C. A. Chappelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Shin, S.-Y. (2013). Developing a framework for using E-portfolios as a research and assessment tool. ReCALL, 25(3), 359-372.

Montee, M., Bach, A., Donovan, A., & Thompson, L. (2013). LCTL teachers’ assessment knowledge and practices: An exploratory study. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, 13, 1-31.

Shin, S.-Y. (2012). Web-based language testing. In C. Coombe, B. O’Sullivan, P. Davidson & S. Stoynoff (Eds.), The Cambridge Guide to Language Assessment (pp.274-279). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shin, S.-Y. (2010). The functions of code-switching in a Korean Sunday school. Heritage Language Journal, 7(1), 91-116.

Shin, S.-Y. (2008). Examining the construct validity of a web-based academic listening test: an investigation of the effects of constructed response formats in a listening test. The Spaan Fellowship Working Papers in Second or Foreign Language, 6, 95-129. English Language Institute. University of Michigan.

 

► Conference Presentations:  

Shin, S.-Y. (2014, October). Investigating the rater bias patterns in reading-to-write tasks using FACETS. Paper presented at Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Ann Arbor, MI.

Shin, S.-Y., & Lee, H. (2014, June). Validating a semiadaptive web-based Korean placement test. Paper presented at American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), Boston, MA.

Abe, L., & Shin, S.-Y. (2013, November). Teaching and Measuring L2 Oral Fluency Development. Paper presented at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Orlando, FL.

Shin, S.-Y., Lidster, R., & Bach, A. (2013, November). Design and Development of an Outcomes-Based Language Assessment Tool for an Intensive English Program. Paper presented at Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL), Indianapolis, IN.

Long, A., Shin, S.-Y., Geeslin, K., & Willis, E. (2013, October).  Assessing the Reliability and Validity of a Spanish Language Placement Test. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Provo, UT.

Shin, S.-Y., Lidster, R., Sabraw, S., & Yeager, R. (2013, September). The effects of L2 proficiency differences in pairs on idea units in an authentic, collaborative text reconstruction task. Paper presented at Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), East Lansing, MI.

Shin, S.-Y., & Saydumarova, M. (2013, April). Investigating the perceptive and productive grammatical knowledge in Uzbek. Paper presented at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), Chicago, IL.

Shin, S.-Y., Lidster, R., Sabraw, S., & Yeager, R. (2013, March). The influence of the learners’ L2 proficiency pairing on dictogloss test outcomes. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Dallas, TX.

Shin, S.-Y. (2012, November). Examining Different Standard Setting Methods in an ESL Placement Test. Paper presented at East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT), Washington, D.C.

Shin, S.-Y. (2011,October). Using E-portfolios as a research and assessment tool. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) colloquium: Interfaces between Second Language Acquisition and Language Assessment: The Next Generation. Ames, IA.

Ewert, D., & Shin, S.-Y. (2011, April). Data-driven rating scales for integrated tasks: Teachers’ voices heard. Paper presented at California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), Long Beach, CA.

Shin, S.-Y., & Ewert, D. (2011, March). What accounts for integrated reading-writing task scores? Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Chicago, IL.