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In the classroom and beyond: Assessing language ability in different contexts

Venue: The University of Auckland

Main Conference: 18th to 19th of November

(Pre-conference workshops 17th of November)


The Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) invites you to submit an abstract for the ALTAANZ Conference to be held at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, between 17 and 19 November 2016.


Confirmed plenary speakers are:

  • Matt Poehner, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ute Knoch, University of Melbourne
  • Peter Keegan, University of Auckland


We welcome proposals related to the conference theme "In the classroom and beyond: Assessing language ability in different contexts"

 Areas of particular interest are:

  • Classroom-based assessment: issues and practice
  • Assessment for learning in language classrooms
  • Development and validation of diagnostic language assessment tasks
  • Assessment for the learning of indigenous languages
  • Language assessment of indigenous learners
  • Assessing language for academic purposes
  • Assessing language for professional purposes
  • Second language proficiency models and implications for developing assessment tasks
  • Technology and language assessment
  • Expanding existing, and creating new, validity frameworks for language assessment
  • Standardised tests: development, implementation and/or use by institutional stakeholders
  • Language assessment policy and practice: ethics and accountability
  • Research methodology for exploring language assessment

Proposals can be for papers, posters, work in progress presentations, or symposia. We welcome proposals that focus on classroom assessment practice as well as those which report on more formal research and development projects.

For more information please read the Call for Papers attached or visit the conference website