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.
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.
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. 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
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
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.
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 about the conference can be directed to Kevin Martin, Associate Dean of the School of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!