Assessment LEARN Workshop

Sep 16-19, 2014
National 4-H Youth Conference Center
Chevy Chase, MD

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Tuesday September 16, 2014
8:30 AM -
9:15 AM
Registration
9:15 AM -
9:30 AM
Opening Remarks
Missouri Room
  • Beth Mackey, Senior Lead for Language Testing, National Cryptologic School
  • Daniel Scott, Deputy ADNI/Human Capital, ODNI
9:30 AM -
12:00 PM
Speaking Workshop 1: DLI
Missouri Room
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM -
3:30 PM
Speaking Workshop 2: FBI
Missouri Room
Wednesday September 17, 2014
8:30 AM -
9:30 AM
Registration
9:30 AM -
12:00 PM
Speaking Workshop 3: FSI
Missouri Room
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM -
3:30 PM
Speaking Workshop 4: ILI
Missouri Room
Thursday September 18, 2014
8:30 AM -
9:15 AM
Registration
9:15 AM -
9:30 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Missouri Room
  • Mark Wolkow, Director of Academic Outreach, Associate Directorate for Education and Training, NSA
9:30 AM -
10:30 AM
Plenary: The History of the ILR
Missouri Room
  • Dr. Maria Brau, Chief, Language Testing and Assessment Unit, FBI
  • Dr. Pardee Lowe, (DoD, Retired)
10:30 AM -
10:45 AM
Break
10:45 AM -
11:20 AM
What Does It Mean to be a Level Four Speaker?
Missouri Room
  • Dr. James Bernhardt, Foreign Service Institute
The Importance and Implications of Online Diagnostic Assessment
Anderson Room
  • Osama Helmy, Assistant Professor/ODA Arabic Coordinator, Defense Language Institute, Curriculum Development Division
11:20 AM -
11:50 AM
Self-Assessment: An Empowering Tool of Oral Proficiency Enhancement
Missouri Room
  • Dr. Salem Elfiky, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Development and Validation of New Analyst Assessments
Anderson Room
  • Dr. Shonna Waters, National Security Agency
  • Dr. Matt Allen, National Security Agency
11:50 AM -
1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM -
1:35 PM
Mapping ILR Skill Level Descriptions to an Assessment Metric for the DLPT5
Missouri Room
  • Heeyeon Dennison, DLIFLC
Interactive Papers
Anderson Room
  • Tilting at Scales
  • Beth Mackey, DoD
  • Dr. Laura Murray, NCS
  • A Quantitative Study of Comparing the Effects of Curriculum Reform on Student Performance in Defense Language Institute
  • Aziz Popal, DLI
  • Students’ Language Learning Experience in a Study Abroad (OCONUS) Program in Korea
  • Jean Ryu
  • Interpreter Qualifications
  • DoD
  • Assessment Strategies in Basic Language Program at DLIFLC
  • Svetlana Pavlov, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
  • Diagnostics and Mentoring to Improve Translation Performance
  • Stephanie Stauffer, FBI
  • Using Translation to Assess Reading
  • Joel Koeth, DoD
1:35 PM -
2:05 PM
Realistically Evaluating Arabic on the Interagency Language Roundtable Scale
Missouri Room
  • Dr. Mohsen Fahmy, Professor, OPI Education Specialist, DLIFLC
2:05 PM -
2:30 PM
Break
2:30 PM -
3:30 PM
Testing Arabic Speaking and the Dialect/MSA Shift Panel
Missouri Room
Friday September 19, 2014
8:30 AM -
9:00 AM
Registration
9:00 AM -
9:15 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Missouri Room
9:15 AM -
10:15 AM
Plenary Session: Using Program Evaluation for Understanding and Improving Language Education
Missouri Room
  • Dr. John M. Norris, Associate Professor, Linguistics Department, Georgetown University
10:15 AM -
10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM -
11:00 AM
Assessing Task-Based Instruction
Missouri Room
  • Irene Krasner, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Workshop: Assessing Translation Skills in Accordance with the ILR Skill Level Descriptions (includes lunch break)
Anderson Room
  • Dr. Maria Brau, Chief, Language Testing and Assessment Unit, FBI
11:00 AM -
11:35 AM
Assessing Students’ Language Ability Based on Authentic Tasks
Missouri Room
  • ILI
11:35 AM -
12:55 PM
Lunch
12:55 PM -
1:30 PM
Task Based Assessment and the ALERT Course
Missouri Room
  • Tanya Matar, FSI
1:30 PM -
2:00 PM
How Do We Engage and Prepare Learners to Perform Authentic Tasks Successfully
Missouri Room
  • ILI
2:00 PM -
2:15 PM
Break
2:15 PM -
3:15 PM
Assessing English Panel
Missouri Room
3:15 PM -
3:30 PM
Closing
Missouri Room