International Perspectives on Assessing World Languages

From: 1/30/2019   To: 1/31/2019


 Beverly Baker 

 beverly baker

Beverly Baker is an Associate Professor and Director, Language Assessment, at the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She was a founding member of the Canadian Association of Language Assessment. Her work in language assessment development and validation has been published in journals such as Language TestingLanguage Assessment Quarterly, and Assessing Writing. In addition to testing research, she does a great deal of research on the ground with teachers, taking a critical approach in examining classroom language teaching and assessment practice.


Jayanti Banerjee


Jayanti Banerjee is the director of language at Trinity College London. She is a language assessment professional and researcher with approximately 20 years' experience in teaching the principles of language testing, designing and evaluating language tests, and conducting research into testing and assessment issues. She has a PhD in language testing from Lancaster University. Her research interests are in the areas of assessing language for specific purposes, writing assessment, standard setting, and test development and Validation. 


Erik Voss

Erik Voss

Erik Voss is an Associate  Professor in the Global Pathways and American Classroom programs. He has served as webmaster for the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and secretary of the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT). Previously, Dr. Voss worked at Iowa State University as an assessment coordinator for the Intensive English and Orientation Program and as a SPEAK/TEACH rater and instructor in the Speaking Skills for International Teaching Assistants. His research interests include CALL, multimedia for language learning and testing, and language testing and technology. 


Daniel Lam 

Daniel Lam

Daniel Lam  is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) at the University of Befordshire. He holds a PhD in Linguistics and English Language from the University of Edinburgh, an MSc in Language Teaching from the University of Edinburgh, and an MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Hong Kong. Daniel’s research interests include development and assessment of interactional competence, learning-oriented assessment and feedback, test score use for academic purposes, mobile-assisted language assessment, and developing teachers' assessment literacy.


Peter Davidson 

Peter Davidson currently teaches English language and composition at Zayed University in Dubai, having previously taught in New Zealand, Japan, the UK and Turkey. Peter has co-edited a number of books on testing and evaluation including: Language Assessment in the Middle East and North Africa (2017, TESOL Arabia); The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment (2012, Cambridge University Press); The Fundamentals of Language Assessment (2009, TESOL Arabia); and Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness in ESL/EFL Contexts (2007, University of Michigan Press). Peter was recently made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).


Miranda Hamilton