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TIRF DDG recipients

Recipients and Findings

The Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) was held online this year from June 14 to 17, and as has been the custom for several years, TIRF was represented there. At the awards ceremony, plaques were given to seven TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) recipients – five 2019 TIRF DDG recipients and two 2020 awardees. (Since last year’s LTRC event was cancelled due to the pandemic, recognizing the 2019 grantees was not possible.)

TIRF Hosts Fall Board Meeting

As many supporters of TIRF are well aware, the Foundations’ Board of Trustees meets two times per year, once during the annual TESOL Convention in the spring (Northern Hemisphere) and again in the Washington, DC area in the fall. Like nearly all organizations, however, TIRF’s meetings this year have moved

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TIRF Alatis Prize: Nomination Deadline Tomorrow!

The competition for the 2021 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts is underway, but the deadline to nominate a paper is nearly here. Tomorrow, October 1, 2020, is the last day TIRF will accept nominations! For the 2021 Alatis Prize offering,

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British Council’s “New Directions” Conference

Editor’s note: In this piece, we share information about British Council’s “New Directions” conference. The text in this article has been adopted from the British Council’s website. “New Directions in English Language Assessment” is a series of annual conferences organized by the British Council. The events provide perspectives and insight

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“Statistics & Theory” via YouTube

Editor’s Note: Dr. Vahid Aryadoust (left) is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. In this piece, TIRF’s President, Kathi Bailey, interviews Vahid to learn more about the resources he creates and manages for individuals in our field. Kathi Bailey: When and

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“Assessing English Language Proficiency in U.S. K–12 Schools”

ETS, a long-time partner of TIRF, has recently published a new volume in its series co-produced with Routledge. Assessing English Language Proficiency in U.S. K–12 Schools, edited by Mikyung Kim Wolf, is the fourth volume in the “Innovations in Language Learning and Assessment at ETS.” According to text on Routledge’s website,

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Christopher Brumfit Essay Prize 2020

Editor’s note: In this piece, we share information, adapted from’s website, to promote news about an exciting prize opportunity in our field. Language Teaching, a Cambridge University Press journal, has announced the award of an essay prize which honors one of the founding editors of the journal – the Christopher

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