Recent Conference Presentations

 

Investigating the Potential Use of Learning Analytics and Data Mining in Advancing Research on Language Tests.  A poster presented at LTRC of the ‘International Language Testing Association’, Seoul, South Korea, Jully 2013

 

Assessing French in Minority Contexts. A paper presented at the ‘Canadian Educational Research Association’ and ‘Canadian Association of Language Assessment’ joint symposium, Victoria, June 2013

 

Evaluations of Teaching and Research Assistants at the University of Alberta, A paper presented at a special symposium “The Language proficiency of International Teaching Assistants in Canadian Universities : Training, Assessment and Screening” of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Victoria, June 2013

 

Educational Assessment in French across Canada: Are all Frenches Equal? A paper presented at the annual MwALT conference, Urbana, Illinois, USA, October 2012

 

Minority within a Minority: Challenges and Implications for New Francophone Immigrants Learning English.  A paper presented at 11th METU international ETL Convention, Ankara, Turkey, 2012

 

Interface between Test Adaptation and Translation and Linguistic Variations in Bilingual Assessment. A paper presented at the Canadian Educational Research Association, during the annual congress of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Waterloo, 2012

 

Evaluating the Effect of Socio-Linguistic Factors on Adapted and/or Translated Educational Achievement Bilingual Tests. A paper presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education, Vancouver, 2012

 

Examining Language Proficiency, Test Performance, and Test Fairness Using Data from The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, 2012

 

Legislation, Policies and Educational Assessment in a Linguistic Minority Context: Plus ça change plus ça reste la même chose. A paper presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium, Princeton, 2012

 

Identifying Test-Takers Characteristics in Assessing a Language in Minority Contexts. A work-in-progress presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium, Princeton,  2012

 

Advancing Educational Research Through a Knowledge Discovery in Data (KDD) Model. A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, 2011

 

Sociolinguistic Bias in Educational Measurement in the Two Official Languages. A paper presented at the Canadian Association of Language Assessment, Montreal, 2010

 

Une investigation des gains langagiers à l’oral des étudiants vivant exclusivement en français en situation minoritaire.  A paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Ottawa, 2009

 

From Elite to Mass Testing: Lessons from History. A panel prepared and presented at the annual conference of the History of Education Society, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 2008

 

Whose Standards is it Anyway? Theoretical perspectives on defining test standards in language testing. A paper presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium, Hangzhou, China, 2008

 

Education and Gender in Sembene Ousmane’s Faat Kiné ». A paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of African Studies, Edmonton, 2008

 

An investigation of the effect of language variation on students’ performance in a university entrance French placement test. A paper presented at the International Bilingual Conference: Assessing Language and (inter-) cultural competences in Higher Education, Turku, Finland, 2007

 

Using Errors' Portfolio to Enhance the Acquisition of French in Minority Context. A paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Edmonton, 2007

 

An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Time on the Teaching of EAP.’ A paper presented at the IATEFL International Annual Conference, Harrogate, England, 2006

 

Classroom Time as a Factor in Instruction of English for Academic Purposes. A paper presented at the International AUC/Oxford Conference on Languages and Linguistics, Cairo, Egypt, 2006

 

Workshop Presentations

 

Formative Evaluation and Assessment. A workshop given at the UTS Teaching and Learning Effectiveness Winter Program, at the University of Alberta, March 2006

 

Development Process of Standardized Test of English as a Foreign Language. A workshop given at for the ESL teachers at the University of Alberta, March 2005

 

Conducting Admission Oral Interviews in Bilingual Setting. A workshop given at the Teachers Effectiveness Workshop Series, At AlAkhwayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, In April 2004

 

Travail et recherche en groupes comme moyens de tester et évaluer les étudiants. A workshop given in French at the University of Allal Ibn Abdou Allah, Meknes, Morocco, March 2004

 

Developing Tests through Test Specification . A workshop given at the Teachers Effectiveness Workshop Series, At AlAkhwayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, March 2003

 

Test Specification Development: Practical and Theoretical Issues in Language Testing. A workshop given at the 2nd Annual Midwest Association of Language Testers conference at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, May 19th, 2000

 

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