LTRC publications 2011

Project reports

2011

  • Knoch, U., Macqueen, S. and O'Hagan, S. An investigation of the effect of task type on the discourse produced by students at various score levels in the TOEFL iBT writing test. (Draft final report). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, October 2011
  • Macqueen, S. Development of new AEAS test materials for years 7-9. (Australian Education Assessment Services Project - Phase 1b). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, June 2011
  • Language Testing Research Centre. Final report on analysis of operational administration of OET/CAE. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, May 2011
  • Macqueen, S., Harding, L. and Elder, C. Investigating the validity of the ESL VELS student data (Final report). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, April 2011
  • Language Testing Research Centre. Final report on analysis of operational administration of OET/CAE. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, March 2011
  • Language Testing Research Centre. Final report on analysis of operational administration of OET/CAE. Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, January 2011
  • Knoch, U. Report on the development and trial of Version 4 of the Academic English Screening Test (AEST). Melbourne: Language Testing Research Centre, January 2011
  • Scarino, A., Elder, C., Iwashita, N., Kim, S. H. O., Kohler, M. and Scrimgeour, A. Student Achievement in Asian Languages Education. Project Report. Canberra, Australia: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2011

Publications

2011

  • Bitchener, J. and Knoch, U. "Raising the linguistic accuracy level of advanced L2 writers with written corrective feedback," in Parks, S., Adler-Kassner, L., Bailie, B. and Caton, C. (eds.,). The best of the independent rhetoric and composition journals. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2011
  • Elder, C., Barkhuizen, G., Knoch, U. and von Randow, J. "Evaluating rater responses to an online training program for writing assessment," in Thomas, M. (ed.,). Online Learning. London: Sage Publications, 2011
  • Harding, L., Pill, J., and Ryan, K. "Assessor decision-making while marking a note-taking listening task: The case of the OET," in Language Assessment Quarterly, 8(2), 2011, pp. 108-126
  • Knoch, U. "Rating scales for diagnostic assessment of writing: Where should the criteria come from?" in Assessing Writing, 16(2), 2011a, pp. 81-96
  • Knoch, U. "Investigating the effectiveness of individualized feedback to rating behaviour - a longitudinal study," in Language Testing 28(2), 2011b, pp. 179-200
  • McNamara, T. F. and Ryan, K. "Fairness versus justice in language testing: the place of English literacy in the Australian Citizenship Test," in Language Assessment Quarterly, 8(2), 2011, pp. 161-178
  • Ryan, K. and McNamara, T. F. "Testing identity: Language tests and Australian citizenship," in Norrby, C. and Hajek, J. (eds.,). Uniformity and Diversity in Language Policy: Global Perspectives. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2011
  • Zhang, C. and Elder, C. "Judgments of oral proficiency by non-native and native English speaking teacher raters: competing or complementary constructs?" in Language Testing, 28(1), 2011, pp.31-50

Presentations

2011

  • Knoch, U., Hamp-Lyons, L., Storch, N., Phakiti, A., Bitchener, J., East, M. and Basturkmen, H. "New directions in the assessment of writing." Symposium at Joint Conference of the Australian Association of Applied Linguistics and the Association of Applied Linguistics of New Zealand, Canberra, Australia, December 2011
  • Knoch, U. "Fluency in writing: the reader's perspective." Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Australian Association of Applied Linguistics and the Association of Applied Linguistics of New Zealand, Canberra, Australia, December 2011b
  • Elder, C. "How can language tests contribute to developing context-sensitive descriptions of school achievement in Asian languages? The case of SAALE." Paper presented at invited colloquium: Assessing Language Development Joint Conference of the Australian Association of Applied Linguistics and the Association of Applied Linguistics of New Zealand, Canberra, Australia, December 2011c
  • Pill, J. and Harding, L. "Defining the language assessment literacy "gap": a case study." Paper presented at the ALAA 36th Congress, University of Canberra and the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, November/December 2011
  • O'Hagan, S. R., Pill, J., Elder, C., McNamara, T. and Woodward-Kron, R. "Are linguistic assessment criteria defensible for LSP assessment?" Paper presented at the ALAA 36th Congress, University of Canberra and the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, November/December 2011
  • Knoch, U. "Task type and discourse across TOEFL iBT writing score levels." Paper presented at the Task-based language learning conference, Auckland, New Zealand, November 2011a
  • Elder, C. "Meeting the English language needs of students entering higher education: what role for assessment?" Paper presented at the Symposium on English Language Proficiency, University of Queensland, Australia, November 2011b
  • Elder, C. "Post-entry English language assessment in Australian universities: issues and prospects." Paper presented at the Australian International Education Conference, Adelaide, Australia, October 2011a
  • Pill, J. and Neve, G. "The Occupational English Test: Recent developments and the project 'Towards improved healthcare communication'." Paper presented at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2011 Assessing Authorities Meeting, Australia, October 2011
  • Scarino, A., Elder, C., Kohler, M., Iwashita, N., Kim, S-H. and Scrimgeour, A. "Enriching understandings of the contribution of language background and time-on-task to school achievement in Asian languages." Symposium presented at the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Association, Darwin, July 2011
  • Pill, J., Elder, C., McNamara, T., Woodward-Kron, R., Manias, E., McColl, G. and Webb, G. "Feedback on GP registrars' interactions with patients: Investigating what matters." Poster presented at the Communication, Medicine and Ethics Conference, University of Nottingham, UK, June 2011
  • Harding, L. and Pill, J. "The virtuous assessor: Marking decisions as ethical decisions." Paper presented at the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment Conference, Siena, Italy, May 2011
  • Woodward-Kron, R., Elder, C., McNamara, T. and Pill, J. "Are linguistic assessment criteria ethically defensible for LSP assessment?" Paper presented at the 8th Annual EALTA Conference, Universit√† per Stranieri, Siena, Italy, May 2011
  • O'Hagan, S. R. "Variability in assessor responses to English NS and NNS undergraduate essays: an issue for assessment quality in higher education?" Invited presentation at the Seminar Series of Key Researchers in TESOL, University of Sydney, Australia, February 2011