LINGUIST List 27.1587

Tue Apr 05 2016

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

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 04-Apr-2016
From: Zhi Li <>
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,
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment (
- Language Proficiency Index (LPI,

Research projects in the following areas are of particular interest.

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

- 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 for more details about applicant eligibility, application procedures, and evaluative criteria.

Inquiries should be emailed to

Thank you.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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