Testing & Tasting (or the language assessment research and reading group) is a group for practitioners and researchers interested in language testing and assessment. Meetings provide a forum for both faculty and students to learn about advanced assessment topics and discuss language testing in a friendly setting- with snacks! The group usually meets once a month, with each meeting featuring presentations from SLS students, faculty members, or testers of the ELC testing office. Recommended readings (if there are any) will be sent to the whole group via email before each meeting. We have Dr. Paula Winke, Dr. Dan Reed, and Dr. Koen Van Gorp as regular faculty advisors, and occasionally we invite guest speakers to Skype in.
Presenter(s): Wenyue (Melody) Ma & Dr. Paula Winke
Topic of discussion: Self-assessment
Melody Ma and Dr. Paula Winke will co-present their co-authored article on self-assessment. Dr. Winke will also show the group a self-assessment tool she and her research team developed for the ACTFL oral proficiency test.