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  • Overview

    Welcome to the Roundtable on Learning Oriented Assessment website. This was the third roundtable (RT) to be held at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the first on the topic of Learning-Oriented Assessment (LOA). The LOA RT was held from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2014. The goal was to convene educators, scholars, and assessment experts working on the interface between learning and assessment, particularly in language and content assessment contexts, so that they could share their work and exchange ideas. 

    The RT featured the following presentation types:
    1. Theoretical approaches to L2 learning and assessment
    2. Theoretical approaches to learning and assessment in the content areas (math, science)
    3. Empirical studies on learning-oriented assessment in both areas
    4. Technological innovations and other applications of LOA in learning or assessment contexts
    In order to share the information with the widest possible audience, we have uploaded the following:
    1. Abstracts of each talk
    2. Video recordings of the talks (provided permission was granted)
    3. Powerpoint presentations (provided permission was granted)
    4. Responses to all online questions submitted during the talk (provided the presentation was
        facilitated by Pigeonhole)
    To access these features, simply scroll to the Program below and click on the appropriate link.

    To cite papers from this RT, you can use the following format:

    Purpura, J. E., & Turner, C. E. (Fall, 2014). A learning-oriented assessment approach to understanding the complexities of classroom-based language assessment. Teachers College, Columbia University Roundtable in Second Language Studies: Roundtable on Learning-Oriented Assessment in Language Classrooms and Large Scale Assessment Contexts, Teachers College, Columbia University

    Enjoy the talks. 

    Jim Purpura
    Faculty Sponsor for TCCRISLS 2014

    P.S. A special word of deep gratitude goes to Brian Carroll, Saerhim Oh, and Paul Acquaro for the countless hours they spent on making this website a reality, and to Fred Tsutagawa for videotaping the RT and for painstakingly editing the videos.

An Introduction to TCCRISLS and to the LOA Theme by Dr. James Purpura

  • An Introduction to TCCRISLS and to the LOA Theme by Dr. James Purpura

    TCCRISLS 2014 brings together international scholars to discuss theoretical and applied aspects of Learning-Oriented Assessment (LOA) and its application in L2 classroom and large-scale assessment contexts.

The TCCRISLS Program

Schedule and Abstracts

  • Schedule and Abstracts

    TCCRISLS Program

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