Month: December 2014

SED Announces 2015 Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture

The School of Education at Virginia International University invites your proposals for the 2015 Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture: Next-Generation Assessment to be held April 9-11, 2015 at VIU’s new campus in Fairfax, VA. Please visit our website at cllc.viu.edu for more information. The submission deadline is January 5, 2015.

THEME

The 2015 theme, 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.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

We are honored to announce that three prominent experts in the field of language assessment have agreed to give plenary addresses this year:

Dr. Robert Mislevy

Dr. Robert Mislevy

Dr. Margaret Malonerederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement & Statistics at the Educational Testing Service and Professor Emeritus of Measurement, Statistics, & Evaluation at the University of Maryland, College Park

 

Dr. Margaret Malone

Dr. Margaret Malone

Associate Vice President for World Languages & International Programs at the Center for Applied Linguistics and Co-Director of the National Capital Language Resource Center

 

Dr. Paula Winke

Dr. Paula Winke

Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching at Michigan State University and President of the Midwest Association of Language Testers

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper and poster presentations, practice-oriented sessions and workshops, colloquia, and panel discussions are invited in the following broad areas:

  • Innovations in assessment
  • Ethics, accountability, and education policy
  • Effective assessment design, implementation, and use

For abstract submission guidelines and more details on each of the above strands, please visit our Call for Papers page.

IMPORTANT DATES

5-JAN 2015    ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
6-FEB 2015    NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
1-MAR 2015   EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE
5-APR 2014    REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Late registration will be accepted April 6-11, 2015.

QUESTIONS?

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

For more information about 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.

We welcome your participation in CLLC 2015! Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend!