LINGUIST List 27.1587

Tue Apr 05 2016

FYI: Call for Proposals: Paragon Research Grants 2016-17

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 04-Apr-2016
From: Zhi Li <zliparagontesting.ca>
Subject: Call for Proposals: Paragon Research Grants 2016-17
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Paragon is pleased to announce the 2016 round of Paragon Research Grants. The grants provide funding for research projects into Paragon’s tests:

- Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP, https://www.celpiptest.ca/)
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment (https://www.cael.ca/)
- Language Proficiency Index (LPI, https://www.lpitest.ca/)

Research projects in the following areas are of particular interest.

Constructs
- Test-takers’ cognitive processes (e.g., test-taking processes in reading/listening tests, composing processes in writing tests)
- Corpus-based analysis of test responses

Alignments
- Align Paragon’s tests to existing language frameworks e.g., Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
- Link Paragon’s tests to other tests

Test use and impact
- Test taker perceptions and experience
- Test score user’s needs analysis

Application of complex psychometric models to solve language assessment issues.

Please visit https://www.paragontesting.ca/paragon-research-grants/ for more details about applicant eligibility, application procedures, and evaluative criteria.

Inquiries should be emailed to researchparagontesting.ca.

Thank you.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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