The Seventh Annual Conference of EALTA, The Hague, the Netherlands
27th - 30th of May, 2010


Thursday 27th May

17.00 – 19.00


19.00 – 21.00


Friday 28th May

09.00 – 09.45 Keynote Paper:
Gordon Stobart: Assessment for Learning
Presentation (PDF 141 kB)
09.45 – 10.15 Eli Moe, Lisbeth Brevik: CLIL – some teaching and testing results
Presentation (PDF 3.1 MB)
10.15 – 10.45 Jamie Dunlea, Neus Figueras: Replicating a CEFR test comparison project across continents
Presentation (PDF 201 kB)
Coffee break
11.15 – 11.45
Alistair Van Moere: Usability testing with stakeholders in the development of a formative assessment of oral reading fluency
Presentation (PDF 229 kB)
11.45 – 12.15 Brent Bridgeman: Fairness Issues in the Use of Automated Essay Scores Across Cultures
Presentation (PDF 534 kB)
12.15 – 12.45 Inmaculada Escudero: A collaboration model for Spanish as Second Language Certificate for immigrant workers
14.00 – 14.30 Karin Vogt: Adaptations of CEF descriptors to local contexts
Presentation (PDF 137 kB)
14.30 – 15.00 Cecilie Carlsen: Linking a computer learner corpus to the CEFR
Presentation (PDF 879 kB)
15.00 – 15.30 Glyn Jones, Kirsten Ackermann: Using CEF-derived guidelines in test development and assessment
Presentation (PDF 197 kB)
Coffee break
16.30 – 17.00 Henning Rossa: Validity inquiry on the process level: Think-aloud data on listening task performance
Presentation (PDF 2.7 MB)
17.00 – 17.30 June Eyckmans: Translation assessment within a common European framework?
Presentation (PDF 144 kB)


Sightseeing Tour

Saturday 29th May

09.00 – 09.30 Tony Green: Diving into the C levels. Towards reference level descriptions for English
Presentation (PDF 3.4 MB)
09.30 – 10.00 Jenny Liontou: A closer look at strategic reading as a predictor of text difficulty
Presentation (PDF 176)
10.00 – 10.30 Thomas Eckes: Looking Beyond Rater Cognition: Operational Rater Types in Writing Performance Assessment
Presentation (PDF 110 kB)
Coffee break
11.00 – 11.20

Work-in-progress parallel sessions
Claudia Harsch: An examination of difficulty-determining characteristics in reading and listening tasks
Presentation (PPSX 310 kB)
Gabor Szabo, Györgyi Együd, Zoltán Kiszely: Comparing the Hungarian School-Leaving Exam with International Language Examinations
Presentation (PDF 120 kB)
11.20 – 11.40

Work-in-progress parallel sessions
Elizabeth Guerin: LTA literacy throughout Europe – findings from collaborative research
Presentation (PDF 394 kB)
Bruce Howell, Carolyn Westbrook: Co-operation between UK universities: designing pre-entry English assessments
Presentation (PDF 287 kB)
11.40 – 12.00

Work-in-progress parallel sessions
Anders Johannessen Fikke: English tests for very young school pupils
Presentation (PDF 303 kB)
Joni Oyserman, Laura Sadlier: Collaboration in Sign Language Testing and Assessment
Presentation (PDF 164 kB)
12.00 – 13.00 Poster sessions
14.00 – 14.45 Keynote Paper:
Jan Hulstijn: Harmony or conflict? Language activities, linguistic competencies, and intellectual functioning in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Presentation (PDF 255 kB)
14.45 – 15.15 Riikka Alanen, Ari Huhta: Combining language testing and second language acquisition research – insights from Project CEFLING
Presentation (PDF 199 kB)
Coffee break
15.45 – 17.15 EALTA Annual General Meeting


Conference dinner

Sunday 30th May

09.00 – 09.30 Anne Dragemark Oscarson: Collaboration in understanding results – Self-assessment of EFL writing
Presentation (PDF 2.7 MB)
09.30 – 10.00 Jose Léon, Inmaculada Escudero: Assessing summaries from Secondary School students comparing human graders to LSA in different texts
Presentation (PDF 204 kB)
10.00 – 10.30 Dina Tsagari: Linking textbooks to the CEFR: a collaborative approach
Presentation (PDF 60 MB)
Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30 Evelina Galaczi: Collaboration and symbiosis: Using statistics and expert judgement in rater training/standardisation materials
Presentation (PDF 514 kB)
11.15 – 12.15 Keynote Paper: Felianka Kaftandjieva Memorial Lecture
Jan-Eric Gustafsson: Dimensionality of observations and referent generality of constructs
Presentation (PDF 90 kB)


Symposium Farewell


Poster presentations

Inga Arffman Identifying translation-related sources of differential item functioning in international reading literacy assessments
Poster (PDF 111 kB), Handout (PDF 26 kB)
Jayanti Banerjee e.a. Testing listening: exploring a "third way"
Poster (PDF 76 kB), Testbook (PDF 60 kB)
Eszter Benke Workplace language use and a test task-based needs analysis
Poster (PDF 266 kB)
Sanja Fulgosi e.a. Structural Analysis of the Croatian Language Domains: Examples from the Croatian National Assessment
Poster (PDF 1.3 MB)
Sébastien Georges e.a. TCF a Test made by Crosslinking between FFL experts and psychometricans
Poster (PDF 220 kB)
Erna Gille The European Survey on Language Competences (ESLC) in the Netherlands
Poster (PDF 28 kB)
Robert Marcz ECL - Comparable Language Testing and the Use of Less Frequently Taught Languages
Poster (PDF 132 MB)
Juan Carlos Rodriguez Pozas Enhancing the Effectiveness of CAELTIC Training Programme through Collaborative Online Oral Assessment
Poster (PDF 171 kB)
Cathy Wendler e.a. Providing Additional Meaning to TOEFL® iBT Reading Scores
Poster (PDF 387 kB)


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