Variations on Common Standards
The 17th EALTA Conference, entitled Variations on Common Standards, invites participants to explore how local needs in our field require context-appropriate responses and motivate local adaptations of our common reference systems, and to critically reflect on resulting language assessment and testing practices. We invite proposals for conceptual and empirical papers, work-in-progress presentations, posters and symposia relating to the conference theme.
The conference theme encompasses a wide range of possible sub-themes, including, but not limited, to the following:
- Context-appropriate assessment development
- Innovative forms of assessment, as concerns
- technology, gaming
- special needs, etc.
- Psychometric methods
- Validation/justification of low and high-stakes assessments, including ethical criteria
- Standard setting in relation to a reference system
- Test security standards
They will also consider contributions on other topics relevant to language assessment.