[Edling] Early-bird registration for Next-Generation Assessment at VIU - March 1

Rebecca Sachs rsachs at viu.edu
Tue Feb 24 15:44:02 UTC 2015

All are welcome to register for CLLC 2015: Next-Generation Assessment, which will be held April 10-11, 2015, at Virginia International University in Fairfax, VA.

The early-bird registration deadline is March 1, 2015.

The schedule of paper presentations, posters, and practice-oriented sessions (to be held Friday, 4/10) and interactive workshops (Saturday, 4/11) will be available online soon at http://cllc.viu.edu.

The following plenary addresses will take place on Friday, 4/10:

Assessment in world languages: Challenges for research and application
by Dr. Margaret Malone
(Associate VP for World Languages and International Programs at the Center for Applied Linguistics and Co-Director of the National Capital Language Resource Center)

Reflections on the nature of assessment, and implications for its practice
by Dr. Robert Mislevy
(Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics at ETS and Professor Emeritus of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at the University of Maryland, College Park)

Standardized, L2-proficiency testing K-16: Current issues with norming, construct validity, and ethics
by Dr. Paula Winke
(Associate Professor and Director of the MA in Foreign Language Teaching at Michigan State University and President of the Midwest Association of Language Testers)

Early-bird registration rates (through March 1):

For students:
Friday, April 10 ONLY (plenaries, papers, posters, and practice-oriented sessions): $20
Saturday, April 11 ONLY (interactive-workshops): $10
BOTH Friday and Saturday (package deal): $25

For non-students:
Friday, April 10 ONLY (plenaries, papers, posters, and practice-oriented sessions): $50
Saturday, April 11 ONLY (interactive-workshops): $15
BOTH Friday and Saturday (package deal): $60


The theme of this year's Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture - Next-Generation Assessment - intends to frame assessment in terms of its ability to meet the needs and achieve the goals of all stakeholders: empowering students with awareness of their strengths and areas for development; giving educators additional diagnostic information and tools to adapt their instruction; and providing administrators, testing organizations, policy makers, and community members with rigorous data on outcomes that can be used to improve educational programs. Through the sharing of best practices and emerging trends, the goal is to begin a solutions-oriented dialogue on the next generation of innovations in assessment by acknowledging the interplay among a variety of factors related to language, learning, and culture.

We welcome your participation in CLLC 2015: Next-Generation Assessment and look forward to seeing you at VIU in April!

Questions about the conference can be directed to Kevin Martin, Associate Dean of the School of Education, at kevin at viu.edu.<mailto:kevin at viu.edu>

For more information on Virginia International University's School of Education and the variety of events we host throughout the year, please visit our website at www.viu.edu/sed<http://www.viu.edu/sed>.
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