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8th International Conference on Language Teacher Education

May 30-June 1, 2013
Washington, DC
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Beliefs about Assessment and Language Learning: Findings from Focus Groups
This paper describes exploratory focus group research conducted with Arabic instructors and students as part of a project to develop assessment training resources. Focus group discussions showed areas of mismatch and overlap between instructors and students regarding beliefs about assessment and language learning with implications for language teacher education programs.

Presenters: Francesca Di Silvio, Victoria Nier, Anne Donovan, Jacquelyn de la Torre, Margaret E. Malone

Investigating Assessment Literacy Through Teacher Professional Development
This paper presents findings from a study of assessment literacy of instructors of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) participating in an assessment training course. Course assignments and surveys were analyzed to show what LCTL instructors know about assessment and how their knowledge changed over the course of the program.

Presenters: Anne Donovan, Megan Montee, Lynn Thompson

Understanding Assessment: Resources for Language Teacher Educators
In this workshop, participants will determine their own level of knowledge about language assessment; identify what they need to know about assessment; and locate resources for enhancing their knowledge of assessment.

Presenters: Margaret E. Malone, Victoria Nier
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