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Integrated Performance Assessments

Integrated Performance Assessments

Second Language Research & Practice

Second Language Research & Practice

Online Language Pedagogy

Online Language Pedagogy

Developing, using, and analyzing rubrics in language assessment with case studies in Asian and Pacific languages

Developing, using, and analyzing rubrics in language assessment with case studies in Asian and Pacific languages

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Second Language Research & Practice

Second Language Research & Practice

Introducing our new journal! Grounded in the discipline of Applied Linguistics, the SLRP journal aims to ...
Identifying and responding to evaluation needs in college foreign language programs

Identifying and responding to evaluation needs in college foreign language programs

Our goal is to build the capacity of college foreign language educators to engage with a variety of evaluation, ...
4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC) evaluation report

4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC) evaluation report

This document reports on, and evaluates the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation ...
Toward useful program evaluation in college foreign language education

Toward useful program evaluation in college foreign language education

Innovative, useful evaluation work conducted within U.S. college foreign language programs. An introductory chapter

Evaluation of the Language Learning Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Evaluation of the Language Learning Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Evaluation of the NFLRC summer institute 2007: Developing Useful Evaluation Practices in College Foreign Language Programs

Evaluation of the NFLRC summer institute 2007: Developing Useful Evaluation Practices in College Foreign Language Programs

Evaluation of the NFLRC summer institute 2007: Developing Useful Evaluation Practices in College Foreign Language ...

Developing useful evaluation practices in college foreign langauge programs: Showcase session

This booklet summarizes three immediate outcomes of the authoring group’s work during the Developing Useful ...

Usability test report for the National Foreign Language Resource Center Website

Usability test report for the NFLRC website update completed in December 2005. Includes description of the ...
Foreign Language Program Evaluation

Foreign Language Program Evaluation

College and university foreign language (FL) programs are asked to engage in evaluation of many kinds and for many ...

Foreign language program evaluation: An annotated bibliography of resources for foreign language educators

The project's mission is to enable useful evaluation in support of foreign language programs. This is the annotated

2005 NFLRC workshop: Designing Effective Foreign Language Placement Tests

Final report on the 2005 NFLRC workshop, Designing Effective Foreign Language Placement Tests. During this ...
An investigation of second language task-based performance assessments

An investigation of second language task-based performance assessments

volume describes the creation of actual performance assessment instruments and their validation. After briefly ...

Elicited Imitation as an Oral Proficiency Measure

This project will develop elicited imitation, sometimes referred to as "sentence repetition," as a standardized ...
Issues in Placement

Issues in Placement

This testing project involves the development of a manual of best practices in placement in modern language ...
A focus on language test development: Expanding the language proficiency construct across a variety of tests

A focus on language test development: Expanding the language proficiency construct across a variety of tests

This volume presents eight research studies which introduce a variety of novel, non-traditional forms of second and

Motivation, reported strategy use, and preferences for activities in foreign language classes at the UHM: Reliability and validity of instruments

NFLRC carried out a series of large scale data collection at undergraduate level foreign language classrooms in the

2000 Summer Institute evaluation: Computer-based tests for less commonly taught languages

Evaluation of the 2000 NFLRC Summer Institute, Computer-Based Tests for Less Commonly Taught Languages .
James Dean Brown

James Dean Brown

JAMES DEAN (JD) BROWN was NFLRC Director in 2012. He is Professor of Second Language Studies at UH. His areas of ...
John Norris

John Norris

John Norris’s is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. His research and teaching interests ...
Yao Zhang Hill

Yao Zhang Hill

YAO ZHANG HILL is an Assessment Specialist for the UHM Assessment Office, which collaborates with faculty, staff, ...
Thom Hudson

Thom Hudson

THOM HUDSON is Professor in the UH Department of Second Language Studies. His research focuses on second language ...
Checklist: Evaluative criteria for computer-delivered language learning systems

Checklist: Evaluative criteria for computer-delivered language learning systems

The Multimedia Language Learning Software website was developed as a follow-up to the 1998 Invitational Symposium ...
Pilot instruments for assessing cross-cultural pragmatics in nonnative learners of Korean

Pilot instruments for assessing cross-cultural pragmatics in nonnative learners of Korean

The instruments in this report are pilot versions of instruments that have been developed in order to provide means
Assessment of Cross-cultural Pragmatics

Assessment of Cross-cultural Pragmatics

There are numerous existing methods for measuring grammatical and textual competence (syntax, vocabulary, cohesion,
Performance and portfolio assessment (1985–1995): An extended annotated bibliography of sources useful for language teachers

Performance and portfolio assessment (1985–1995): An extended annotated bibliography of sources useful for language teachers

This bibliography offers a collection of extended article summaries drawn from the performance and portfolio ...
Performance and Portfolio Assessment

Performance and Portfolio Assessment

The purpose of this project is to develop alternative methods of language testing that will be appropriate for ...
Computerized Testing Protocol for Mandarin Chinese

Computerized Testing Protocol for Mandarin Chinese

Professor Tao-Chung (Ted) Yao was hired at the University of Hawai‘i in 1995 to serve as the overall language ...
Developing prototypic measures of cross-cultural pragmatics

Developing prototypic measures of cross-cultural pragmatics

Although the study of cross-cultural pragmatics has gained importance in applied linguistics, there are no standard
A framework for testing cross-cultural pragmatics

A framework for testing cross-cultural pragmatics

This volume presents a framework for developing methods which assess cross-cultural pragmatic ability. Although the