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:

Shin, S-Y., & Ewert, D. (Under review). What accounts for integrated reading-to-write task scores?

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

Shin, S-Y. (in press, 2013). Developing a Framework for Using E-portfolios as a Research and Assessment tool. ReCALL, 25(3)

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., & 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., Yeager, R., & Sabraw, S. (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., Lidster, R., Yeager, R., & Sabraw, S. (2012, October). Dictogloss as dynamic assessment. Poster presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Pittsburgh, PA.

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.

Shin, S-Y.& Abe, L. (2011, April). Measuring oral fluency development of international undergraduates. Paper presented at California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), Long Beach, CA.

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.

Shin, S-Y. & Azimova, N. (2010, April). Design and development of web-based test for Uzbek. Paper presented at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), Madison, WI.

Shin, S-Y. (2010, March). Do Monologue and Dialogue Formats of Speaking Tests Measure the Same Thing? Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Atlanta, GA.

Shin, S-Y. & Azimova, N. (2009, April). Developing the proficiency tests for Turkic Languages. Paper presented at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), Madison, WI.

Shin, S-Y. (2009, March). An analysis of the relationship between grammatical knowledge and other language skills. Poster presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Denver, CO.

Shin, S-Y. (2008, April). An investigation of the effects of response formats on performance in a web-based academic listening test, Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Washington, D.C.

Shin, S-Y. & Azimova, N. (2008, April). Developing the proficiency guidelines for Uzbek, Paper presented at NCOLCTL, Madison, WI.