Please join us for the next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) Seminar on Wednesday 10 December from 5.00-7.00pm.
Seminar title: Measurement Principles and Language Facts
Speaker: Prof. John De Jong (Senior VP Global Assessment Standards at Pearson, Professor of Language Testing at VU University Amsterdam, and Programme Director of Framework Development for PISA 2015 and 2018)
Please note: this seminar will take place in Lecture Theatre A (Avenue Campus)
Abstract: Language testing is at the crossroads of linguistics and psychometrics. Developing language tests requires gathering insight in what the ability is that we want to measure and understanding what is required to be able to observe and establish differences in this ability. In this lecture I will present a structured approach to defining the language facts that make up language ability and explain the principles we need to follow in designing valid and reliable language tests.