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3rd Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA)


Conference Dates: May 19-21, 2016

Pre-Conference Workshop: May 19

Conference Reception: May 19 evening

Conference: May 20-21


Location: Sanur, Bali, Indonesia


Host: Faculty of Letters and Culture, Udayana University


Co-Chairs: Antony John Kunnan and David D. Qian


Local Chair:  Ni Luh Nyoman Seri Malini



Meeting New Challenges in Language Assessment: A Tribute to Alan Davies


Abstract Submission

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2016

Decisions: February 15, 2016


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We are interested in abstracts on the following sub-themes:

  • assessment practices (such as learning-oriented assessment and technology-assisted assessment),

  • qualities of assessments and assessment practices (such as validation, consistency, fairness, consequences, etc.), and

  • new concerns (such as issues arising from computer-based assessments, computer-adaptive assessments, automated feedback and automated scoring)


Abstracts (300-400 words) are invited in the following three categories:


Papers (30 minutes duration): conceptual or empirical research

Posters (from independent researchers, students, faculty) about new tests, developments, procedures, or ideas

Posters (from professional assessment agencies – universities, non-profit or commercial organizations) about new tests, developments, procedures or ideas


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Information on AALA Student Awards


AALA will be giving out two student awards with effect from the 3rd AALA Conference. The AALA Best Student Paper Award and AALA Best Student Poster Award are merit-based awards that support the attendance of two graduate students at an AALA annual conference.


All single-authored/ individual student submissions will be automatically considered for the awards. To qualify for the student awards, contributors must be graduate students currently enrolled in a university Master’s or doctoral program in applied linguistics or a related field. A letter of matriculation/active student status must be shown upon request.


Winners MUST present their works at the AALA annual conference to receive the awards. Winners for the Best Student Paper Award and Best Student Poster Award will each receive a certificate and have their registration fee waived.


Proposals for individual papers and posters will be evaluated by a team of reviewers. The reviewers’ decision is final. The evaluation criteria are:


  • Significance of the research topic/Contribution to the field

  • to conference theme

  • Rigor of study (e.g., rationale for the research, contextualization within the literature, design of research question(s), choice and use of methodology, interpretation and conclusion etc.)

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