As the Director of Performance-based Language Assessment, Meg Montee leads test development, assessment research, and test validation projects. She is particularly interested in technology-based speaking assessment. Dr. Montee holds a dual position at CAL and Georgetown University where she works as an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Director of the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center.
In addition to test development and assessment research projects, Dr. Montee also works extensively with educators. She leads online and face-to-face courses about language assessment and test design, and works with schools to develop assessment tools and training materials for local contexts.
Dr. Montee received a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Georgia State University a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language from Georgetown University.
CAL is supporting the second language learning and instructional strategy for a multi-year early grades reading project in Djibouti.
STARTALK has awarded the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) with a multi-year grant to create publicly accessible web-based resources that highlight U.S. federal government career pathways for heritage language learners in high school through college.
CAL researchers have developed a native language assessment tool for students of the Choctaw language in Mississippi. The project, "Annopa Tikbishtiya," or "Carry the Language Forward," is ensuring that the language flourishes and grows from generation to generation. "When you see a student demonstrate [proficiency in the language], it gives hope." -Jason Lewis
Researchers at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) have developed online courses for parents and educators to aid in creating and sustaining effective ELPACs, or English Learner Parent Advisory Councils, impacting over 20% of public school districts in Massachusetts.
On August 7, the Department of Education announces the approval of BEST Plus 2.0 and BEST Literacy through February, 2023.
Participants will learn more about the current state of language assessment literacy and ways to improve language assessment, teaching and learning.