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Date: Sat, 21 May 94 06:54 PDT
From: Lyle F Bachman <IYG9LFBMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Call for papers


Please note the reply to addresses for this conference:
 For further information: IYG9LTRMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU
 To submit proposals: ADRIAN.PALMERM.CC.UTAH.EDU

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

17th Annual Language Testing Research Colloquium
Long Beach, California--March 24 - 27 1995

Hosted by:
the Department of TESL & Applied Linguistics, UCLA
the Language Resource Program, UCLA
the Center for the Study of Evaluation, UCLA,
the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and
Student Testing (CRESST), and
the Division of Educational Foundations and Interdivisional Studies,
California State University, Los Angeles

THEME: "Validity and Equity Issues in Language Testing"

Plenary Speaker: Prof. Eva Baker, Director, Center for the Study of
Evaluation, UCLA and
Co-Director, Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and
Student Testing (CRESST)
"Validity and Equity Issues in Educational Assessment"

 The Seventeenth Annual Language Testing Research Colloquium
will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Long Beach, California. Proposals
are hereby solicited for presentations in the following categories: 1)
Research papers, 2) Symposia, 3) Posters and 4) "Work in progress"
sessions.

 Preference will be given to proposals that are clearly related to the
theme. We would like to encourage papers and symposia that address
or report investigations in the following areas:

1) the relationship between the content characteristics (e.g.,
linguistic, cognitive) of test tasks and performance on test
tasks;
2) the relationship between test taker characteristics (e.g., L1,
ethnicity, cognitive style, motivation, anxiety, strategy use) and
test performance;
3) the use of qualitative research (e.g. protocol analysis, task
analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography) to inform the
development, interpretation and use of test results;
4) the role of language ability in educational assessment,
including the impact of language ability on content area
assessment;
5) the relationship between assessing life skills and language
ability/proficiency;
6) the impact of language testing on individuals, educational
systems and society;
7) methodological, cultural and philosophical issues in the
investigation of validity and equity in assessment.

Proposals that integrate qualitative and quantitative research
methodologies are encouraged.

TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS

1. Research papers are best suited to theoretically-oriented
presentations, or the presentation of completed research. Paper
presentations will be 20 minutes in duration, and will be followed
by 10 minutes for questions and comments from the audience.
(N.B. Proposals for presentations of test development should be
submitted as poster sessions, while proposals for presentations of
research in progress should be submitted as "work in progress"
sessions.)
2. Symposia are presentations that involve multiple presenters on a
single theme, and are best suited to the discussion of research and
theory. Symposia will be up to two hours in duration, and may
include up to four individual presenters.
3. Poster sessions provide an opportunity for the presentation of test
development projects, new tests, and technological innovations.
Each poster presenter will be allowed five minutes during the
regular program to introduce his or her project to all the
participants. The poster sessions will take place during a two-hour
time period, following the regular program, on one afternoon of
the conference.
4. "Work in progress" sessions provide an opportunity for the
presentation of work in progress and research that is being
planned. Presenters will be able to discuss their unfinished
research or research plans with other participants, and receive
feedback on how best to proceed with their research. Each
presenter will be allowed five minutes during the regular program
to introduce his or her research project to all the participants. The
work in progress sessions will take place during a two-hour time
period, following the regular program, on one afternoon of the
conference. During this time, the presenters will be assigned
numbered tables in a large meeting room where interested
participants may gather for discussion with the presenters.
Participants may change tables at 25 minute intervals.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: Proposals must be submitted in
electronic file format, either by e-mail (text-only, or ASCII format) or
on computer diskette (either Mac or DOS formatted disks are
acceptable; the preferred word processor is MS Word). Each proposal
must be no longer than a one single-spaced page when printed, and
should contain: 1) Type of presentation, 2) Title, and 3) Abstract.
Abstracts must be no longer than one page single-spaced. The
following information should be submitted in a separate file: 1)
name(s), address(es), telephone number(s), fax number(s), e-mail
address(es) and institutional affiliation(s) of presenter(s), 2) full title
of the proposal, and 3) presentation type.

All proposals should be sent to:

 Adrian S. Palmer
 Department of English
 University of Utah
 Salt Lake City, UT 814112
 U. S. A.
 TEL: (801) 581-3440
 FAX: (801) 581-33921
 E-mail: ADRIAN.PALMERM.CC.UTAH.EDU

For additional information contact:

Lyle F. Bachman
Department of TESL & Applied Linguistics
University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1531
U. S. A.
TEL: (310) 825-7974
FAX: (310) 206-4118
E-mail: IYG9LTRMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU

Deadline for receipt of proposals: 30 September 1994; proposers
will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by 30 November
1994.

HOTEL

The American Association for Applied Linguistics will hold its annual
meeting from 25 - 28 March at the Hilton,
and the TESOL Convention will be held in Long Beach from 28
March - 1 April. Participants are therefore urged to make hotel
reservations early. For information or to make reservations, contact:
the Long Beach Hilton, Two World Trade Center, Long Beach CA,
90831-3102, U. S. A. or call (310) 983-3400, or 1-800-445-8667, and
ask for the group rate (US$ 99 for single/double and US$ 119 for
suites) for the Language Testing Research Colloquium.
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