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Joint International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and

American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Symposium


The Next Generation of Policy-Driven Language Testing Systems:

Accountability, Consequences, and Learning

March 24, 2018  |  Chicago, IL

Discussant:​ Tim McNamara, The University of Melbourne, Australia. 

Educational Measurement: Constructs, Accountability, and Validation Plans

TEEAM Accountability, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Language Assessment Policies and Practices in Contexts of Diversity: Unraveling the Tensions

Joke Ysenbaert, Mieke Van Houtte and Piet Van Avermaet, Ghent University, Belgium.

Interconnections between Constructs and Consequences: A Key Validity Issue in K-12 English Language Proficiency Assessments. 

Mikyung Kim Wolf, Educational Testing Service, USA.

Re-visioning a Language Testing System in China: Key Drivers of Change

Yan Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Reforming a National School-leaving Exam: Challenges and Consequences of Austria Implementing a European Reference Instrument. 

Carol Spoettl, University of Innsbruck, Austria and Mr. Benjamin Kremmel, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Implementing K-12 Language Assessment Frameworks System-wide in Two Canadian Provinces: Implications for Conceptualizing Validity and Reform-based Testing. 

Saskia Van Viegen Stille, Simon Fraser University, Canada.