[EDLING:1522] CFP: ECOLT 2006

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Mon May 1 17:06:35 UTC 2006

> ECOLT 2006 
> With the support of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Second
> Language Testing, Inc. (SLTI), Georgetown University, The National Capital
> Language Resource Center (NCLRC), and the Region III Comprehensive Center,
> The East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) will hold its fifth
> annual conference in Washington, D.C., on October 13, 2006. A workshop on
> the ILTA Code of Practice will be held on October 12, 2006.
> Plenary Speaker: Micheline Chalhoub-Deville 
> Theme: Current Practices in Language Testing 
> ECOLT represents an East Coast group of professionals, scholars, and
> students who are involved in language testing projects and research. One of
> the organization's goals is to support connections between academia,
> government, and not-for-profit testing organizations. In addition to
> providing a forum for continued learning and networking, ECOLT strongly
> supports the work of graduate students. For registration and more
> information, visit our webpage at  <file://www.cal.org/ecolt/>
> www.cal.org/ecolt/
> Call for papers 
> Receipt Deadline: May 26, 2006
> Notification: June 23, 2006 
> We welcome proposals from colleagues in academia, government and
> not-for-profit organizations. ECOLT encourages students, researchers and
> teachers to present papers or posters on projects of classroom assessment,
> standardized testing, achievement or diagnostic tests, and alternative
> assessments that use old or new technology in innovative ways. 
> Proposals are requested for presentations in the following categories:
> 1. Papers
> 2. Posters 
> PAPERS: (30 min.) 
> This format is best suited for theory-oriented presentations, or the
> presentation of completed research. Presenters will have 20 minutes to
> discuss their paper, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments from
> the audience. 
> POSTERS: (1 hour) 
> Poster sessions will provide an opportunity for the presentation of work in
> progress and research that is being planned, as well as for the presentation
> of test development projects, new tests, and technological innovations.
> Poster presenters will then interact with interested participants at the
> location of the poster display for an hour. 
> All proposals will be evaluated along the following criteria:
> 1. Contribution to the field
> 2. Quality of the research/study
> 3. Clarity of the abstract 
> Each submission should be on two pages. 
> Page One:
> 1. Contact Information: 
> 	a. Full name of principal presenter and full contact information
> (affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, email) 
> All return correspondence will be to this individual only.
> b. Full name, affiliation, addresses, and email addresses of
> co-presenter(s), if any 
> 2. Type of presentation (Paper or Poster)
> 3. Title of presentation
> 4. AV equipment required: overhead projectors will be provided for all
> presentations. Display areas, tables, and poster boards (32x40 inch white
> boards with foam core) will be provided for posters. 
> 5. Abstract: Abstracts should be between 200 and 300 words, single-spaced.
> Abstracts should be clearly written and concisely address the following: 
> a. Context of the issue(s) researched
> b. Purpose of the study
> c. Summary of the methodology or analytical procedures used
> d. Results/conclusions
> e. Implications/significance to the field of language testing 
> Page Two:
> 1. Type of Presentation (Paper or Poster)
> 2. Title of Presentation
> 3. Abstract (duplicated from Page One) 
> The two-page submission should be sent as an email attachment to meg at cal.org

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