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Language Assessment Workshop

Along with Oral Proficiency Interview training, this Language Assessment Workshop serves as an entry point University of Chicago’s Language Pedagogy Innovation Initiative (LPII). It builds a foundation of assessment literacy in two components that are integral to all projects within the LPII:

  1. Proficiency-oriented assessment
  2. Reverse design

The workshop is not limited to those who will be creating exams. It is required for the Test Design and Development workshop.

By attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Review concepts, terms and principles of language assessment relevant to the given level (e.g., Competency, Practical, Advanced, Year 2…).
  • Gain the fundamentals and terminology to be applied to test design.
  • Understand principles of designing a proficiency-based language test that measures four skills, integrated with reverse design.
  • Use Proficiency Guidelines to identify proficiency levels and measurable outcomes (i.e., target functions) appropriate to the target language for the given level.
  • Begin the process of item design, as well as selecting and working with authentic materials and input.

Date: November 5, 2021, 4 PM – 8 PM
Medium: Zoom

Required for all new LPII test developers.

Applicants submit an application form and statement of purpose via Qualtrics, describing why they wish to attend the workshop. They need not be planning to design or redesign an exam in order to attend. Date: November 5, 2021, 4-8pm. 

Registration is open to all UChicago language instructors and graduate students. Attendance is required for all new LPII participants and optional for returning participants who would like a refresher.

Click here to register.