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2018 ILTA/AAAL Joint Symposium
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The Next Generation of Policy-Driven Language Testing Systems:Accountability, Consequences, and Learning

3/23/2018 to 3/27/2018
When: Friday, March 23, 2018
Where: United States

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Panelists and Presentation Titles:

1. Yan Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. “Re-visioning a language testing system in China: key drivers of change”
2. Piet Van Avermaet, Mieke Van Houte, and Joke Ysebaert, Ghent University, Belgium. “Language assessment policies and practices in contexts of diversity: Disclosing the tensions”
3. Carol Spoettl, University of Innsbruck, Austria and Mr. Benjamin Kremmel, University of Innsbruck, Austria. “Reforming a national school-leaving exam: Challenges and consequences of Austria implementing a European reference instrument”
4. Saskia Van Viegen Stille, Simon Fraser University, Canada. “Implementing K-12 language assessment frameworks system-wide in two Canadian provinces: Implications for conceptualizing validity and reform-based testing”
5. Mikyung Kim Wolf, Educational Testing Service, USA. “Interconnections between Constructs and Consequences: A Key Validity Issue in K-12 English Language Proficiency Assessments”
6. Accountability Assessment Research Group, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, “Educational Measurement: Constructs, accountability, and validation plans”
7. Tim McNamara, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Discussant

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