Are you interested in language testing and assessment?
Join us for the LTRC/ALTAANZ online celebratory event (19-20 November 2020), an informal conference to celebrate the Language Testing Research Centre’s 30th anniversary and ALTAANZ’s 10th anniversary. The event will incorporate the ALTAANZ AGM, and a 30th anniversary colloquium with former LTRC directors and associates Tim McNamara, Cathie Elder and Joe Lo Bianco on the theme of ‘Mapping tensions between language testing, policies and practices’.
There will be no registration fees for the event.
Call for Papers
We warmly welcome researchers, research students, practitioners and teachers to submit proposals on topics including but not limited to:
- Language assessment policy and practice: ethics and accountability
- Expanding existing, and creating new, validity frameworks for language assessment
- Collaborations across stakeholder groups
- Standardised tests: development, implementation and/or use by institutional stakeholders
- Classroom-based assessment: issues and practice
- Interactions between large-scale standardized assessments/frameworks and classroom practices
- The intersection between learning and assessment
- Assessment which intersects content areas and language skills, e.g. in Content-Based Instruction or LSP assessment
- Multilingual assessment and assessment in multilingual contexts
- Second language proficiency models and implications for developing assessment tasks
- Research methodology for exploring language assessment
- Assessment of subject content (e.g. science, history) through second languages
- Assessments and tests with multiple uses
Deadline for proposals: 30th September 2020.
For more information, please visit the ALTAANZ website.