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Investigating Lexico-grammatical Complexity as Construct Validity Evidence for the ECPE Writing Tasks: A Multidimensional Analysis

May 8, 2017

The first of the 2016 CaMLA Working Papers is now available. CaMLA Working Papers present the findings from research undertaken as part of the Spaan Research Grant Program and by CaMLA staff.
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Now accepting applications for 2017 Spaan Research Grants

September 30, 2016

CaMLA—Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments—is now accepting applications for Spaan Research Grants. The grants provide financial support for those wishing to carry out research projects related to second or foreign language assessment and that investigate an aspect of CaMLA’s tests.
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Spaan research grants awarded for 2016

January 28, 2016

Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (CaMLA) is pleased to announce the recipients of Spaan research grants for 2016:

  • Ute Römer and Jayanti Banerjee: “Validating the MET speaking test through phraseological analysis: A corpus approach to language assessment”
  • Ruslan Suvorov: “Investigating test-taking processes and strategies during a computer-based MET: Evidence from eye tracking”

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Now accepting applications for 2016 Spaan Research Grants

September 10, 2015

CaMLA—Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments—is now accepting applications for Spaan Research Grants. The grants provide financial support for those wishing to carry out research projects related to second or foreign language assessment and that investigate an aspect of CaMLA’s tests.
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Announcing the recipients of Spaan research grants for 2015

January 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Spaan research grants:

  • Ildiko Porter-Szucs, Cynthia Macknish, and Barry DeCicco: “The CaMLA speaking test: Face-to-face v. computer delivery”
  • Xun Yan and Shelley Staples: “Investigating lexico-grammatical complexity as construct validity evidence for the ECPE writing tasks: A multidimensional analysis”

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