LARC/CALPER Webinars 2010-2014

Larry Vandergrift, Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, University of Ottawa
February 23, 2012

The word assessment comes from the Latin assidere, meaning to sit beside. This notion evokes the image of learner and teacher working together to improve learning and teaching. Involving learners in assessment helps them reflect on their learning, set goals, monitor progr... Read more

Sara C. Weigle, Georgia State University
December 8, 2011

The assessment of student writing is an essential task for language teachers, and yet many graduate programs do not require students to take a course in assessment or evaluation, and courses on teaching writing often devote only a limited amount of time to the discussion... Read more

Carl Falsgraf, Director, Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) and Chinese Flagship
October 27, 2011

In the era of No Child Left Behind, assessment is often associated with standardized testing. While there is an appropriate role for testing, it is important to develop balanced assessment systems that support, rather than just audit, learning (Stiggins, 2008). Timely and... Read more

Margaret E. Malone, Senior Testing Associate, Center for Applied Linguistics, and Co-Director, National Capital Language Resource Center
May 5, 2011

How many of us have studied a language and then found ourselves unable to perform even the most basic daily tasks in the language? Integrating performance assessment into world language curricula is one way to minimize the likelihood of such an outcome. This webinar explo... Read more