44th Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC)
June 5 - June 9
Language Assessment for a Global, Digital, and More Equitable Era
The historic events of the past three years have brought immense change to the world in many ways, including, of course, to language assessment. For LTRC 2023, we focus on how the field can respond to current realities. Technology has played an important role in our field for decades but the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified its role and impact. The pandemic also brought into sharp focus the fact that we live in a global, interconnected society and served as a reminder that our assessments and constructs need to reflect our multilingual, multimodal, integrated world. In addition, events, in particular in the US, have reminded us how far we have yet to go to achieve a more equitable and just society prompting us to ponder how language assessment can be used in ways that promote equity and disrupt inequality. Therefore, for the 44th LTRC held in the global city that is New York, we particularly welcome proposals that address these issues (technology, globalization, equity) independently and in relation to each other. Join us for the first in-person LTRC to be held in four years to discuss both established and innovative approaches and move language assessment research and practice forward in new directions.