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).

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.

An Introduction to Test Item Analysis Using jMetrik (online event)

TEVAL is pleased to announce an online presentation to be held on Saturday, February 11 at 6pm in which Trevor Holster of Fukuoka University will repeat the workshop he gave at JALT National on “An Introduction to Test Item Analysis Using jMetrik”. jMetrick is a free, open-source computer program for psychometric analysis. The meeting will open from 5:30pm so that attendees can download and install the software prior to the start of the event and be able to ask questions if any installation issues arise.

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