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LTRC 2023 - 44th Language Testing Research Colloquium - Language Assessment for a Global, Digital, and More Equitable Era

Date :  du 05-06-2023 au 09-06-2023

Appel à communications ouvert jusqu'au :  14-10-2022

Lieu :  The New Yorker in midtown Manhattan

Modalité :  présentiel

Organisation :  International Language Testing Association (ILTA)

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.

Programme : 

Presentation categories

LTRC 2023 invites proposals for the presentation types listed below. Each proposal should be no longer than 500 words and must be accompanied by a summary of 250 words. Except where noted, the 500-word proposal will be evaluated by the reviewers, but only the 250-word summary will be included in the conference program book.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Significance of the topic/contribution to the field

  2. Relevance to the conference theme

  3. Appropriateness of conceptual framework

  4. Appropriateness of research design (for empirical studies)

  5. Clarity, organization, and sufficiency of information provided in the proposal

Research papers

Research papers can be either empirical or theoretical. These presentation slots are 20 minutes in length followed by a 10-minute discussion. In addition to the discussion of results, empirical papers should have a clear rationale and methodology. Preference will be given to proposals related to the conference theme. Proposals not accepted as research papers may be considered as posters or works-in-progress.

Demonstrations (Demos)

Demonstrations usually show how technology has been innovatively applied to assessment. This may involve new means of: designing and developing assessments; delivering them; analyzing oral or written texts; scoring of assessments; understanding assessment behaviors (e.g., eye-tracking studies); or other uses of technology in assessment. Presenters should be prepared to showcase their work through screen shots and/or actual demonstrations. Demos are 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments from the audience. The proposal should describe the substantive goals of the presentation, outline how the demo will proceed, and discuss any implications for language assessment.


Posters will be displayed during the timetabled session in the program, where presenters need to be present, discuss their work, and answer questions from the audience. Posters are a good opportunity for those involved in test development projects, new tests, and technological innovations to present their contributions to language assessment.

Works-in-Progress (WIPs)

Researchers currently working on ongoing research projects can submit them as a work-in-progress presentation. This session offers good opportunities for the presentation of research in progress or research that is being planned. Presenters discuss their projects with small groups of participants and receive comments and suggestions on how best to proceed.


A symposium addresses a topic of scholarly interest and comprises multiple presentations that are clearly linked to each other and to the symposium topic. Preference will be given to proposals related to the conference theme. Each symposium should begin with an introduction to the topic and issues of consideration, followed by individual papers offering multiple perspectives to the topic and a synthesis by a discussant. Ample time should be allowed for an extended discussion of the theme with the audience. Each symposium proposal should include a 500-word overview of the symposium topic and a 300-word description of each of the individual presentations. The entire proposal will be included in the conference program book.

Deadline for proposals: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 extended to Friday, October 14 at 11:59 pm (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)


mot(s) clé(s) :  évaluation, langues vivantes