Language Assessment Quarterly
Lang Assess Q
Published/Hosted by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc..
ISSN (printed): 1543-4303. ISSN (electronic): 1543-4311.
The Language Assessment Quarterly: An International Journal (LAQ) is dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, and practice in first, second, and foreign language assessment for school, college and university students; language assessment for employment; and language assessment for immigration and citizenship. LAQ publishes original articles addressing theoretical issues, empirical research, and professional standards and ethics related to language assessment, as well as interdisciplinary articles on related topics, and reports of language test development and testing practice. All articles will be peer-reviewed and will appeal to an international audience. Examples of topic areas appropriate for LAQ include: *assessment from around the world at all instructional levels including specific purpose; *assessment for immigration and citizenship and other 'gate-keeping' contexts; *issues of validity, reliability, fairness, access, accommodations, administration and legal remedies; *assessment in culturally and/or linguistically diverse populations; *professional standards and ethical practices for assessment professionals; *interdisciplinary interfaces between language assessment and learning; *issues related to technology and computer-based assessment; *innovative and practical methods and techniques in developing assessment instruments; *recent trends in analysis of performance, and *issues of social-political and socio-economic concern to assessment professionals.
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