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Canadian Association of Language Assessment / L’association canadienne pour l’évaluation des langues

Established in 2009, The Canadian Association of Language Assessment/L’association canadienne pour l’évaluation des langues (CALA/ACEL), is a professional and academic association dealing with language assessment issues (both English and French) in Canada. CALA/ACEL promotes research and scholarship in language assessment; promotes best practices in the field of language assessment; advises local, provincial and federal agencies on issues related to language assessment; disseminates knowledge about language assessment to all interested individuals and organizations (including educators); forms a platform of communication among researchers in the field of language assessment in Canada; provides quality control for sensitive, high stakes language assessment practices; ensures fairness in assessment practices in both official languages; and considers language assessment in both academic and occupational/professional settings.