The Department of Language and Communication of VU University Amsterdam and Pearson look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam for the 36th Language Testing and Research Colloquium, 4-6 June 2014.
The organizers invite proposals dealing with the theme of development of our field Towards a Universal Framework, specifically discussing
Diagnosing progress and taking account of differentially developing skills
Supporting classroom teachers to structure their teaching
Supporting learners by providing evidence of their strengths and weaknesses
Increasing transparency of test results for learners, teachers and parents
Describing progress unequivocally based on psychometrically robust definitions
Age-dependent descriptors and how they relate to the universal scale
Regional variations and how they relate to a universal scale
Academic discipline-dependent descriptors and how they relate to a universal scale
Job-related descriptors and how they relate to a universal scale
Defining what it means to know a foreign/second language theory and or data
The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 November 2013 at midnight Anywhere on Earth.
View the full call for papers at http://ltrc2014.nl/call-for-papers.html