JALT TEVAL (Testing and Evaluation) SIG

The TEVAL SIG is a Special Interest Group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (全国言語教育学会).

An introduction to jMetrik

Following up on the recent presentation by Trevor Holster on jMetrik, a free, open-source computer program for psychometric analysis, we are providing a step by step guide as well as a video on how to get started with jMetrik. Please click on the following links to access.

Step by Step Guide to jMetrik PDF
jMetrik tutorial video

SHIKEN - Call for papers

Shiken is seeking submissions for future publications. Shiken - The JALT TEVAL SIG journal is published twice a year in June and December. Submissions received 3 months prior to publication date will be considered, although earlier submission is encouraged to allow time for review and revision. Shiken aims to publish articles concerning language assessment issues relevant to classroom practitioners and language program administrators.

TEVAL Talk Time

We would like to remind all our members that TEVAL holds regular informal meetings on ZOOM. These are a chance for members to get to know each other more and to share experiences, news, and ideas related to testing and assessment. Details of each meeting and a link are sent to our members by email. Please keep an eye out for any messages received from us concerning the details of the meeting link. We look forward to welcoming you! If you haven't received a link and would like to attend, please send us an email to: teval@jalt.org.

TEVAL Grants Information

We would like to remind everyone about the TEVAL Research Grant and TEVAL Conference Grant. TEVAL sponsors up to two Research Grants and one Conference Grant each year which are available exclusively to TEVAL Members. Note that the current application deadline for both types of grants is March 1, 2023. We encourage you to apply. Information about the grants and the downloadable application forms can be accessed through the links below, and you can submit your grant applications to teval@jalt.org