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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.)

ECOLT Call for Proposals Now Open

The 2023 East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) conference will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023. For the first time since 2019, the conference will be held in-person at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. ECOLT is hosted jointly by the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC) at

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Chair’s Report, By Jun Liu – Energized & Productive in Portland

Dear TIRF Colleagues and Friends: I was gratified to see so many TIRF Trustees during our Board meeting in Portland last week during the TESOL Convention. Our first post-pandemic face-to-face Board meeting was extremely energized and productive. As the result of our engaging discussion, we came away with four meaningful

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Remembering TIRF’s Founding Trustee Russell N. Campbell

Russell N. Campbell, a founding Trustee of TIRF and a tireless advocate for language education worldwide, passed away on March 30, 2003. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of his death, the TIRF Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the launch of an endowment in his honor that will support

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