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).

TEVAL Talk Time

From this year, we will begin holding a monthly, informal online get together on ZOOM for TEVAL Members. This is a chance to get to know each other more and to share experiences, news, and ideas related to testing and assessment. Details of each month’s meeting and a link will be sent by email. Please keep an eye out for any messages received from us concerning the details of the meeting link. If you haven't received one, please inform us at teval@jalt.org. We look forward to welcoming you!

TEVAL Grants Information

TEVAL would like to announce that starting this year, we will be sponsoring a new TEVAL Research Grant and a TEVAL Conference Grant available to TEVAL Members. TEVAL sponsors up to two Research Grants per year and one Conference Grant, available exclusively to TEVAL Members. Note that this school year’s application deadline for both types of grants is March 1, 2023. We encourage you to apply.

Statistics Corner: Questions and Answers about Language Testing Statistics

Statistics Corner book coverThe TEVAL SIG is proud to announce the publication of Statistics Corner: Questions and Answers about Language Testing Statistics (340 pages), written by James Dean Brown, and available for $29.95 on the Amazon website. To receive a free copy, join the TEVAL SIG (2,000 yen).

Background

全国語学教育学会 試験と評価研究部会
The Japan Association for Language Teaching Testing & Evaluation Special Interest Group

JALT's Testing & Evaluation SIG was established in 1996 with these goals:

  • To publish and distribute a regular newsletter with articles related to foreign language testing and evaluation.
  • To provide a venue for participants to exchange information about research and discuss testing-related concerns.
  • To organize local, regional, as well as national events under the auspices of JALT.
  • To ensure regular ties with the affiliates of other professional organizations such as TESOL, JLTA and ILTA which have common interests and goals.
  • To host a range of activities at the annual JALT conferences.

JALT Conference 2022