Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Language Assessment Research

Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Language Assessment Research

Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) award aims to recognize research that has been carried out by a graduate student in a master’s or doctoral program. For this award, students are encouraged to submit papers that investigate any area of language assessment that involve quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, such as data-driven empirical work or conceptual work (e.g., a literature review, meta analysis, etc.). Projects may address world languages, less-commonly-taught foreign languages, or English as a second or foreign language. The project may have been carried out in the context of a graduate-level course or may be from an original independent project conducted for academic credit (e.g., a course project, a qualifying research paper, a dissertation pilot study). The project must be in final form as a written paper at the time of submission. Research projects not eligible for this award are doctoral dissertations, projects directed by faculty, or papers co-authored with faculty.

The winner will present the award-wining paper at the 2017 MwALT conference. The winner’s conference registration fee will be waived, and at the awards ceremony, the winner will receive a framed certificate and a $500 (USD) check to help cover travel to/from the 2017 MwALT conference, to be held at Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

Submissions are due by May 31, 2017, and the award will be given out at the annual MwALT conference.

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