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The Next Gen. of Policy-Driven Language Testing Systems: Accountability, Consequences, & Learning
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Organizer: Micheline Chalhoub-Deville, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Presenter: Yan Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Title: Re-visioning a language testing system in China: key drivers of change
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Presenters: Joke Ysenbaert, Mieke Van Houtte, and Piet Van Avermaet, Ghent University, Belgium
Title: Language assessment policies and practices in contexts of diversity: Disclosing the tensions
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Presenters: Carol Spoettl, University of Innsbruck, Austria and Mr. Benjamin Kremmel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Title: Reforming a national school-leaving exam: Challenges and consequences of Austria implementing a European reference instrument
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Presenter: Saskia Van Viegen Stille, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Title: Implementing K-12 language assessment frameworks system-wide in two Canadian provinces: Implications for conceptualizing validity and reform-based testing
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Presenter: Mikyung Kim Wolf, Educational Testing Service, USA
Title: Interconnections between Constructs and Consequences: A Key Validity Issue in K-12 English Language Proficiency Assessments
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Presenters: Micheline Chalhoub-Deville, Karen Hoeve, Meltem Yumsek, Julianne Zemaitis, Ramsey Cardwell, Jeremy Acree, Alexandra Lay, and Elizabeth Patton, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Title: Educational Measurement: Constructs, accountability, and validation plans
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Discussant: Tim McNamara, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Discussant

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