JALT TEVAL (Testing and Evaluation) SIG

The TEVAL SIG is a Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (全国言語教育学会).

The 22nd Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2019)

The JALT TEVAL SIG will co-sponsor the Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2019, September 11 - 12), so TEVAL members are eligible for discounted conference registration fees. The call for papers deadline is May 31st. Information from the conference organizers follows below.

New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference (cfp deadline extended to May 12th)

The British Council's New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference provides perspectives and insight on trends and approaches in English language assessment at a local, regional, and international level. This year's conference will take place December 8-9, 2019 in Yokohama. The deadline of submission of proposal abstracts has been extended to Sunday May 12th. Please see the conference call for papers for details.

Statistics Corner: Questions and Answers about Language Testing Statistics

Statistics Corner book coverThe TEVAL SIG is proud to announce the publication of Statistics Corner: Questions and Answers about Language Testing Statistics (340 pages), written by James Dean Brown, and available for $29.95 on the Amazon website. To receive a free copy, join the TEVAL SIG (2,000 yen).

Background

全国語学教育学会 試験と評価研究部会
The Japan Association for Language Teaching Testing & Evaluation Special Interest Group

JALT's Testing & Evaluation SIG was established in 1996 with these goals:

  • To publish and distribute a regular newsletter with articles related to foreign language testing and evaluation.
  • To provide a venue for participants to exchange information about research and discuss testing-related concerns.
  • To organize local, regional, as well as national events under the auspices of JALT.
  • To ensure regular ties with the affiliates of other professional organizations such as TESOL, JLTA and ILTA which have common interests and goals.
  • To host a range of activities at the annual JALT conferences.