Award Winners

Distinguished Dissertation Awards

2019

Xiaoyi ZHANG, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, An Investigation of the Construct Validity of the CET-SET: Perspectives on the Construction and Use of Rating Scales


2018

Yanfeng YANG, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Promoting L2 English Learners’ Reading Abilities through Computerised Dynamic Assessment

2017–

TO BE UPDATED

 AALA Conference Student Awards 

2019

Best Student Paper

Thuy Ha Lam THAI, University of Huddersfield, UK, Voices from teacher-raters in scoring speaking performances in a high-stakes localised test of English proficiency

Best Student Poster

Sha LIU, University of Bristol, UK, Using automated writing evaluation as a diagnostic assessment tool in Chinese EFL writing instruction: A mixed-method study

2018

Best Student Paper

Kana MATSUMURA, Waseda University, Japan, A generalizability analysis of Japanese EFL students’ performance on argumentative writing tasks

Best Student Poster

Yanping DENG, Waseda University, Japan, Chinese students’ interpretation and use of TOEFL speaking rubrics

2017

Best Student Paper


Rongchan LIN, Columbia University, USA, Operationalizing content integration in analytic scoring: Assessing listening-speaking ability in a scenario-based assessment


Best Student Poster

Kana MATSUMURA, Waseda University, Japan, A performance data-driven approach to the creation of a diagnostic profile for assessing EFL argumentative writings of high school students

2016
 

Best Student Paper

Paul WICKING, Meijo University, Japan, Understanding teacher belief and practice as a foundation for developing learning-oriented assessment (1st place winner)


Bjorn Lennart NORRBOM, National Center for Assessment in Higher Education, Saudi Arabia/University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Taking test validation a step further through a two-level structure of Assessment Use Arguments (2nd place winner)

Best Student Poster
 

Roxanne WONG, City University of Hong Kong/University of Jyväskylä, Design and implementation of an in-house computerized feedback system