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Call for Papers:Special issue of Frontiers in Psychology-Frontiers in Language Assessment & Testing
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6/13/2019 to 7/17/2019
When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Where: United States

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Frontiers in Language Assessment and Testing
Submission Deadlines
17 July 2019 Abstract
18 December 2019 Manuscript

Topic Editors

Vahid Aryadoust
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Thomas Eckes
Ruhr University Bochum
Bochum, Germany

Yo In'nami
Chuo University
Hachioji, Japan

Language assessment specialty has grown in sophistication and scope in
the past four decades. The hallmark of the new era in the field is the
development of new theoretical constructs along with novel approaches
to assessment, the application of modern technologies, and the
emergence of interdisciplinary research in the field.
The significance of interdisciplinary approaches to assess writing and
speaking via computer-mediated methods and integrative language skills
has been recognized and ongoing research is addressing socio-cognitive
demands concerning the different uses of language. In addition, the
validity of the use and interpretation of test scores in assessments
is still one of the central issues in language assessment. There has
been an unprecedented demand for innovation in validation methods.

This Research Topic stands as a response to these needs:

It aims to provide a comprehensive review of the contemporary trends
in language assessment and suggest novel approaches for the future
development of the field. It will further include empirical studies
addressing one of the main topics of interest as follows:

1. Assessing reading and listening comprehension skills
2. Assessing speaking and writing skills
3. Assessing integrative language skills
4. Assessing language for specific or academic purposes
5. Assessing language interpretation and/or translation skills
6. Assessing sign languages
7. Application of modern technologies (e.g., neuroimaging and eye
tracking) and computer-mediated assessment methods
8. Application of quantitative methods including, but not limited to,
item response theory, multivariate techniques, and Rasch measurement
9. In-class assessments
10. Rater effects in performance assessment
11. Validity and validation
12. Further topics related to language assessment

Interested authors are invited to submit an abstract of their work
(150 - 200 words) by 17 July 2019 via the following website:
Multiple article types are expected to be included in this collection.

Keywords: Assessing comprehension, Verbal production assessment,
Quantitative methods, Interpretation assessment, Assessing Integrative
Language skills
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be
within the scope of the section and journal to which they are
submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves
the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable
section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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