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Robert Lado Memorial Award

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Robert Lado Memorial Award Presented to Kellie Frost

June 2016, Palermo

Committee members:

Talia Isaacs, Dorry Kenyon, Benjamin Kremmel, and Maryam Wagner (chair)

This year’s committee comprising Talia Isaacs, Dorry Kenyon, Benjamin Kremmel (and I) had the privilege of attending all of the student presentations in order to recognize the best paper presentation at LTRC. To being, I would like to acknowledge and thank all of the committee members for their work and contributions.

This year’s student presentations were all of high quality and merit and we would like to use this opportunity to also recognize their research and scholarship, and efforts which made our work extremely challenging, but also extremely enjoyable as we revisited and discussed the many merits of their presentations.

This year’s winner emerged based on a presentation that delivered an extremely engaging narrative that left the committee members with a long-lasting impression. It was delivered confidently, clearly and precisely in an authoritative voice that captivated the audience. Of particular significance was the real-world impact of the research that prompted the audience to examine test-taker perspectives and also the dynamic nature of our political environment. The presenter delved into the details of the research investigation, while also providing us with a ‘big picture perspective’. The implications of her study were significant and wide reaching. And...all of this was accomplished with the added pressure of opening LTRC with her presentation.

As you may have deduced, the committee is pleased to present this year’s Robert Lado Memorial Award to Kellie Frost for her paper titled: “The Dynamics of Test Impact in the Context of Australia’s Skilled Migration Policy: Reinterpreting Language Constructs and Scores.

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