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Press Release (November 21, 2014)

The School of Education at Virginia International University invites your proposals for the 2015 Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture: Next-Generation Assessment to be held April 9-11, 2015 on 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
Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics at the Educational Testing Service
Professor Emeritus of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at the University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Margaret Malone
Associate Vice President for World Languages and International Programs at the Center for Applied Linguistics
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
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 these strands, please visit our Call for Papers page:  http://cllc.viu.edu/content/call-papers

IMPORTANT DATES
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE January 5, 2015
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE February 6, 2015
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE March 1, 2015
REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE April 5, 2015
LATE REGISTRATION April 6-11, 2015
CONFERENCE April 9-11, 2015 

QUESTIONS?
Questions about the conference can be directed to Kevin Martin, Associate Dean of the School of Education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on 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!