[Edling] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Language assessment conference at Virginia Int'l University

Rebecca Sachs rsachs at viu.edu
Tue Jan 6 01:12:45 UTC 2015


EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
CLLC 2015: Next-Generation Assessment
to be held April 9-11, 2015, at Virginia International University in Fairfax, VA

Good news: The submission deadline for this year's Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture has been extended to January 19, 2015!

We enthusiastically welcome the participation of the Educational Linguistics community and invite your proposals of workshops, posters, paper presentations, panel discussions, and colloquia in the areas outlined below.

For abstract submission guidelines, please visit http://cllc.viu.edu/content/call-papers.
For general information on the conference, please see cllc.viu.edu<http://cllc.viu.edu/>.



CONFERENCE STRANDS

This year's CLLC intends to frame assessment in terms of its ability to meet the needs and achieve the goals of all stakeholders. 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.


INNOVATIONS IN ASSESSMENT

*         Technology and assessment

*         Interdisciplinary advances and collaborations

*         Training in assessment literacy

*         New tools, techniques, and directions in assessing...

o   multicompetence and multiliteracies

o   language varieties and global languages

o   language for specific purposes

o   individual differences

o   P-12 content areas (e.g., science, math)

o   content and language integrated learning (CLIL)

o   language and culture across the curriculum

o   specific populations of learners (e.g., heritage, indigenous, low-literacy, seniors)
ETHICS, ACCOUNTABILITY, and EDUCATION POLICY

*         Standards-based assessment

*         Consequences of high-stakes standardized tests

*         Stakeholder needs, goals, and perceptions

*         Test bias, fairness and equity issues

*         Accessibility, accommodations and adaptations

*         Program evaluation and improvement

*         Social responsibility, advocacy and engagement in policymaking
EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND USE

*         Needs analyses, diagnostic testing, and goal setting

*         Construct definitions, operationalizations, and validation studies

*         Raters, rubrics, and reliability

*         Development of standards-aligned curricula, materials, and assessment instruments

*         Best practices in classroom-based assessment and feedback

*         Formative and alternative assessment

*         Task-based and simulation-based assessment

*         Practitioner research and action research



PLENARY SPEAKERS

Dr. Robert Mislevy
(Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics at the Educational Testing Service; Professor Emeritus of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at the University of Maryland, College Park)

Dr. Margaret Malone
(Associate Vice President for World Languages and International Programs at the Center for Applied Linguistics; Co-Director of the National Capital Language Resource Center)

Dr. Paula Winke
(Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching at Michigan State University; President of the Midwest Association of Language Testers)




IMPORTANT DATES
EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 19, 2015
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Beginning February 6, 2015
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2015
REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 5, 2015
LATE REGISTRATION: April 6-11, 2015
CONFERENCE: April 9-11, 2015




QUESTIONS?

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

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

We welcome your participation in CLLC 2015: Next-Generation Assessment! Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend!




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