The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 10 December 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Measurement Principles and Language Facts” and will be delivered by Professor 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. All welcome!
Here is the abstract for this session: 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.Posted By : E Languages