BAAL TEASIG online conference    17th September 2021

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The 2021 conference theme was ‘Test fairness in a digital age.’
The conference covered themes related to test taker perceptions of fairness, fairness and online test delivery, fairness and machine learning in the context of language tests, fairness between different test taker constituencies and fairness in the autoscoring of language assessments. 
Conference programme
Keynote speaker
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Dr Daniel Isbell (University of Hawai'i, USA)

Assistant Professor, Department of Second Languages

There’s no going back now:
Fairness and justice in the new language testing landscape

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Presentations
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1. Sonja Zimmermann (TestDaF-Institut, Germany)

Test-takers’ perception of the digital Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Test of German as a Foreign Language)

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2. David Booth (Pearson, UK)

How to make secure online delivery work

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3. Azrifah Zakaria, Dr Vahid Aryadoust (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Machine learning for language assessment: assumptions and fairness

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4. Dr Fabiana MacMillan, Dr Ahyoung Kim, Dr Jason Kemp (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Questions of fairness in remote testing of K-12 English learners: developments, challenges, and recommendations

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5. Prof. Barry O'Sullivan, Trevor Breakspear, William Bayliss (British Council, UK & China)

Validating a language test's auto-scoring model 

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