MwALT is pleased to announce the MwALT Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Language Assessment Research. The award is to recognize research that has been carried out by a graduate student in a master’s or doctoral program. Students are encouraged to submit papers that investigate any area of language assessment that involve quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, such as data-driven empirical work or conceptual work (e.g., a literature review, meta analysis, etc.).
Projects may address world languages, less-commonly-taught foreign languages, or English as a second or foreign language. The project may have been carried out in the context of a graduate-level course or may be from an original independent project conducted for academic credit (e.g., a course project, a qualifying research paper, a dissertation pilot study). The project must be in final form as a written paper at the time of submission. Research projects not eligible for this award are doctoral dissertations, projects directed by faculty, or papers co-authored with faculty.
Submissions are due by May 31, 2017, and the award will be given out at the annual MwALT conference. See the call for papers and the rubric for more information at the following site: http://mwalt.msu.edu/awards/
Thank you so much, and we look forward to receiving your submissions!
Department of English
Illinois State University