July 17, 2011

Call for Proposals: Language Testing Research Colloquium

The Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) is the annual conference of the International Language Testing Association (ILTA). The 34th LTRC will take place from Tuesday, April 3 to Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Princeton, New Jersey. Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Sunday April 1 and Monday, April 2. This year's event will be hosted by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

The theme of LTRC 2012 is Assessment and Learning: Bridging Diverse Disciplines and Domains. Preference will be given to proposals that are clearly related to one of the areas listed below.

· Interplay amongst classroom teaching, formative assessments and summative assessments
· Interface between language assessment, language learning and computer technologies
· Key research issues and practices in language assessments for younger learners
· Key research issues and practices in language assessments across diverse contexts and domains
· Potential applications of theories, innovations and practices in other disciplines (e.g., SLA, psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, educational measurement) to language assessment

Proposals are solicited for presentations in the following categories:
1) Research Papers
2) Symposia (please note the new guidelines for these)
3) “Work in Progress” sessions
4) Posters

All proposals must be submitted via an ILTA website specifically set up for on-line submissions. The submission website will be launched by July 30, 2011. No email, fax, or regular mail submissions will be accepted.

Important deadlines:

· Receipt of proposals: 10 p.m., October 15, 2011, Eastern Standard Time, U.S.
· Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance: December 15, 2011.

The full Call for Proposals is available at: www.ets.org/ltrc2012 . For further enquiries, please contact: LTRC2012 at ets dot org.

Xi, X. [LTEST-L] Call for Proposals -- LTRC 2012. LTEST-L listserv (LTEST-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU, 15 Jul 2011).

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