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Testing and Assessment Webinars

Language acquisition research increasingly points to targeted feedback as a key component for increasing learner proficiency. To receive targeted feedback,however, more refined tools for testing and assessment of learner language are needed. To this end, LARC and CALPER at Penn State (a sister national Language Resource Center) are partnering to offer a series of webinars bringing well-known researchers and practitioners together in online classrooms, with supporting podcasts for each session and webinar archives available for post-session review.

Check out the new Vimeo Channel hosting past LARC/CALPER Testing and Assessment Webinars

We are currently planning the 2014-2018 LARC/CALPER webinar series. 

Past Webinar Archives

DateTitlePresenterRecordingLinks
Thursday
April 3, 2014

How do we assess task-based performance?

Dr. John M. Norris
Georgetown University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description, Handouts and PPT
Wednesday
February 19, 2014

Assessing Vocabulary

Dr. John Read
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
PowerPoint
Handout
Thursday
November 14, 2013

Designing Writing Assessments and Rubrics

Dr. Deborah Crusan 
Wright State University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Description, Handouts, and PPT
Wednesday
April 10, 2013

Assessing Language Using Computer Technology

Dr. Volker H. Hegelheimer
Iowa State University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Description, Handouts, and PPT
Thursday
February 21, 2013

Developing Rubrics for Language Assessment

Dr. James Dean Brown
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
PowerPoint
Thursday
November 29, 2012

Pathways to Excellence: Using Backward Design Principles for Instruction and Assessment

Dr. Donna Clementi
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
Handouts and PPT
Tuesday
October 23, 2012

Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses of Foreign/Second Language Readers

Dr. Cindy Brantmeier
Washington University in St. Louis
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
View/Download the PPT
Thursday
April 19, 2012

Assessing Speaking: Putting the Pieces Together

Glenn Fulcher, PhD
University of Leicester, UK
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
PowerPoint
Handout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3
Thursday
February 23, 2012

Assessing Listening

Dr. Larry Vandergrift
University of Ottawa
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Handouts

PowerPoint
Thursday
December 8, 2011

Assessing Writing

Dr. Sara Cushing Weigle
Georgia State University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
Thursday
October 27, 2011

Beyond Accountability: Using Formative Assessment to Improve Learning

Dr. Carl Falsgraf
Director of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) and the Oregon Chinese Flagship
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
PowerPoint

Full Description
Thursday
May 5, 2011

Integrating Performance Assessment into World Language Learning and Teaching

Dr. Margaret E. MalonePlay Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Full Description
Thursday
February 10, 2011

Foreign Language Classroom Assessment in Support of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Matt Poehner
Penn State University
Play Recording

Watch on Vimeo
Video Clip Transcripts
Full Description
Podcast


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Check out the new Vimeo Channel hosting past LARC/CALPER Testing and Assessment Webinars

You can now participate in the webinars from you iPad, iPod, or iPhone.  Download the free app from the iTunes Store

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Please contact Evan Rubin if you have any questions or comments (erubin@projects.sdsu.edu)