Board of Trustees
Dr. Lyle F. Bachman
Member, CAL Board of Trustees 2007-2012
Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Bachman is currently Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a past president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and of the International Language Testing Association. Dr. Bachman has twice won the Kenneth Mildenberger Prize from the Modern Language Association of America. In 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Language Testing Association, and in 2010 he received the Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award from the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Dr. Bachman is widely recognized for his influence as a researcher in the field of language testing.
Two of his books, Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing and Language Testing in Practice (with Adrian Palmer), are considered to be seminal works in the field. His publication, Statistical Analyses for Language Assessment, published by Cambridge University Press, is widely used in language testing courses around the world. His most recent book, Language Assessment in Practice: Developing Language Assessments and Justifying their Use in the Real World (with Adrian Palmer) was published in 2010. Dr. Bachman has published numerous articles and books on language assessment and also teaches courses and conducts practitioner training workshops in language assessment.
His current research interests include validation theory, epistemological issues in Applied Linguistics research, issues in assessing the academic achievement and academic English of English language learners in schools, and the interface between language testing research and second language acquisition research.
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