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2013

  • Bernstein, J., Klungtvedt, M., Neumeyer, K., Rosenfeld, E. & Van Moere, A. (2013, May). Task design for automatic scoring of interactive spoken pragmatic skill. Paper presented at European Association for Language Testing and Assessment, Istanbul, Turkey.

2012

  • Downey, R., Lam, J., & Van Moere, A. (2012, April). To what extent does L2 oral reading performance in adults predict reading comprehension? Paper presented at Language Testing Research Colloquium, Princeton, New Jersey.
  • Xu, X., Suzuki, M. & Cheng, J. (2012, May). An automated assessment of spoken Chinese: Technical definition of Hanyu Standards for content and scoring development. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2011

  • Downey, R. Lam, J. & Van Moere, A. (2011, October). The Assessment of Reading Comprehension Skills for Immigrants: The Case of the Netherlands. Paper presented at East Coast Organization of Language Testers, Washington D.C.
  • Present-Thomas, R., Van Moere, A. & Suzuki, M. (2011, August). The National Reporting System (NRS) and the Versant English Test. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China.
  • Suzuki, M., Bernstein, J., & Li, X. (2011, August). An Automated Approach to Spoken Language Proficiency Tests for English, Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China.
  • Tijssen, M., Present-Thomas, R. & Van Moere, A. (2011, August). Development of Automated Tests of Spoken Dutch. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China.
  • Van Moere, A. Downey, R., Suzuki, M. & Klungtvedt, M. (2011, June). Assessing written English skills for business communication using time-constrained tasks. Paper presented at Language Testing Research Colloquium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

2010

  • Suzuki, M. (2010, September). Oral Reading Fluency as an Assessment Instrument. Paper presented at Japan Language Testing Association, Toyohashi, Japan.
  • Van Moere, A., Suzuki, M. & Klungtvedt, M. (2010, October). Workforce Readiness: Assessing Written Skills for Business Communication. Paper presented at East Coast Organization of Language Testers, Washington D.C.

2009

  • Pursai, D., Downey, R., Shaw, J. & Rubin, R. (2009, June). Accurate and Time-Saving: Online Assessment of Oral Reading Fluency Using Advanced Speech Processing Technology. Paper presented at CCSSO NCSA, Los Angeles, California.
  • Van Moere, A. (2009, October). An automated approach to spoken language testing. Paper presented at APMALL-KAMALL, Seoul, Korea.

2008

  • Downey, R., Rubin, D., & Van Moere, A. (2008, March). Advances in large scale reading fluency assessment. Paper presented at CALICO, San Francisco, CA.
  • Downey, R., Van Moere, A., Suzuki, M., & Rubin, D. (2008, June). Developing of an automated oral reading fluency assessment. Paper presented at Language Testing Research Colloquium, Hanzhou, China.
  • Suzuki, M., Van Moere, A., & Downey, R. (2008, June). Automated assessment of spoken English skills in aviation professions. Poster session presented at Language Testing Research Colloquium, Hanzhou, China.
  • Suzuki, M., Yokokawa, H., & Van Moere, A. (2008, April). Effects of a short-term study abroad program on the development of L2 speaking skills. Paper presented at AAAL 2008, Washington D.C.
  • Van Moere, A. & Engelter, M. (2008, February). Versant™ Aviation English Test: A job-specific test of language that complies with ICAO requirements. Paper presented at the 9th Annual ATP Conference, San Antonio, TX.

2007

  • Suzuki, M. (2007, March). Versant for English Testing spoken language proficiency at New Heights. Paper presented at the 40th TESOL Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Suzuki, M. & Bernstein, J. (2007, April). Modeling core elements in L2 speaking from performance on computerized spoken tests. Paper presented at AAAL 2007, Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Suzuki, M. & Van Moere, A. (2007, September). Machine scoring in diagnostic assessment of L2 spoken language. Paper presented at TSLL, Ames, IA.
  • Suzuki, M., Samy, W., & Bernstein, J. (2007, November). Designing a Computerized Speaking Test for Modern Standard Arabic. Paper presented at ACTFL-CALICO, San Antonio, TX.

2006

  • Balogh, J. (2006, July). Predicting oral reading rate and accuracy from a subjective measure of expressiveness. Poster session presented at SSSR 13th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Balogh, J. (2006, May). An evidence-based approach to the assessment of oral reading fluency. Poster session presented at IRA, Chicago, IL.
  • Balogh, J. (2006, January). Introducing Versant for English' Automated spoken English tests. Paper presented at National Association for Bilingual Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Balogh, J., Bernstein, J., & Suzuki, M. (2006). Assessment of ESL high school students using Versant for English, an automated spoken English test. Poster session presented at ATP 7th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Balogh, J., Bernstein, J. & Suzuki, M. (2006, July). Automatically scored spoken language tests for air traffic controllers and pilots. Paper presented at International Aviation Training Symposium 2006, Oklahoma City.
  • Balogh, J. & Perkins, C. (2006, May). Using speech recognition technology to assess oral reading fluency. Paper presented at IRA, Chicago, IL.
  • Chiang, K. & Balogh, J. (2006, November). A case for an automated aviation English test. Paper presented at ICAO Aviation Language Proficiency Seminar, Hong Kong.
  • Suzuki, M. (2006, May). An automated spoken English test: Ordinate's PhonePass SET-10. Paper presented at JALT PAN-SIG, Shimizu, Shizuoka.
  • Suzuki, M. (2006, March). New online assessment of English language proficiency Automated spoken English test. Paper presented at the 39th TESOL Annual Convention, Tampa, FL.
  • Suzuki, M., Balogh, J., & Bernstein, J. (2006, June). Psycholinguistics in computerized language testing. Paper presented at AAAL in Montreal, Canada.
  • Suzuki, M. & Harada, Y. (2006, August). Developing a new standardized spoken Japanese test. Paper presented at ICJLE, New York, NY.
  • Suzuki, M. & Lennig, M. (2006, November). Development and validation of a spoken Dutch test. Paper presented at ACTFL, Nashville, TN.

2005

  • Balogh, J. (2005, May). A common testing framework for computerized spoken language tests in multiple languages. Paper presented at the ALTE 2nd international conference, Berlin, Germany.
  • Balogh, J. (2005, March). Use of performance patterns for appropriate assessment. Paper presented at the 39th TESOL annual convention, San Antonio, TX.
  • Balogh, J. (2005, September). Automated spoken language testing. Paper presented at Performance Testing Council, Denver, CO.
  • Balogh, J., Bernstein, J., Barbier, I., & Rosenfeld, E. (2005, May). Impact of native accent on a computerized assessment of pronunciation. Poster presented at the 1st workshop on L2 speech learning, Vancouver.
  • Balogh, J., Strucker, J., & Bernstein, J. (2005, June). Predictors of reading fluency. Poster presented at the SSSR 2006, Toronto.
  • Barbier, I., Bernstein, J., Rosenfeld, E., & De Jong, J. (2005, March). Validation of a spoken Spanish test. Paper presented at the 6th conference of Use of New Technologies in Foreign Language Teaching, Compi�gne, France.
  • Bernstein, J. (2005, September). Speech Processing Technology and Spoken Language Tests. Invited talk at the 2005 Annual Autumn Meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan, Sendai, Japan.
  • Bernstein, J., & Rosenfeld, E. (2005, June). Workable models of standard performance in English and Spanish. Paper presented at EALTA conference 2005, Voss, Norway.
  • Harada, Y. & Suzuki, M. (2005). A common testing framework for measuring spoken language skills of non-native speakers. Proceedings of IWLeL 2004: an Interactive Workshop on Language e-Learning.
  • Harada, Y., and Suzuki, M. (2005, May). Development of an automated test of spoken Japanese. Paper presented at the CALICO 2005, East Lansing, MI.
  • Harada, Y., Suzuki, M., & Tomono, T. (2005, September). Development of a completely automated spoken Japanese test (title translated from Japanese). Paper presented at Forum of Information Technology 2005, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Rosenfeld, E., Bernstein, J., & Balogh, J. (2005, May). Validation of an automatic measurement of Spanish speaking proficiency. Poster presented at the 149th meeting Acoustical Society of America, Vancouver.
  • Suzuki, M. (2005, April). Investigating ESL teachers' "ears". Paper presented at the 39th TESOL annual convention, San Antonio, TX.
  • Suzuki, M., Bernstein, J., & Barbier, I. (2005, July). Language Teacher Intelligibility Judgments-Too Strict or Too Lenient. Paper presented at The world 14th Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2005), Madison, WI.

2004

  • Balogh, J., Barbier, I., Bernstein, J., & Suzuki, M. (2004, October). Pre- and post- testing using a computerized spoken English test (SET-10). Paper presented at MIWALT 2004, Dayton, OH.
  • Balogh, J., Bernstein, J., Barbier, I., & Rosenfeld, E. (2004, October). Relating automatic spoken Spanish score to the ILR scale. Paper presented at ECOLT 2004, Washington D.C.
  • Barbier, I. (2004, June). Technological innovations in the 2002 NAEP Special Study on Oral Reading. Paper presented at the CCSSO 2004, Boston, MA.
  • Barbier, I. (2004, March). Technical innovations in the assessment of oral reading fluency in 4th graders. Poster session presented at the 26th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Temecula, CA
  • Barbier, I., Bernstein, J., & Rosenfeld, E. (2004, September). Design, Development and Evaluation of an automatically scored Spoken Spanish Test. Paper presented at CALL 2004, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Barbier, I., & Ross, C. (2004, March). Screening ITAs with PhonePass SET-10 Paper presented at the 38th TESOL annual convention, Long Beach, CA.
  • Bernstein, J. (2004, May). Workable models of standard performance in English and Spanish. Paper presented at Diversity and Universals in Language 2004, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Bernstein, J. (2004, April). Exploring L2 fluency in reading and speaking. Paper presented at the 38th TESOL annual convention, Long Beach, CA.
  • Bernstein, J. (2004, April). The theory and practice of speaking assessment. Paper presented at the 38th TESOL annual convention, Long Beach, CA.
  • Bernstein, J., Barbier, I., Rosenfeld, E., & De Jong, J. (2004, October). Theory and data in spoken eggplant assessment. Paper presented at ICSLP 2004, Jeju Island, Korea.
  • Bernstein, J., Barbier, I., & Suzuki, M. (2004, October). Performances on children's speaking assessments. Paper presented at KOTESOL 2004, Seoul, Korea.
  • Bernstein, J., Rosenfeld, E., & Barbier, I. (2004, May). Development and Validation of a Spoken Spanish Test. Poster session presented at the AAAL 2004, Portland, OR.
  • Bernstein, J., Rosenfeld, E., & Barbier, I. (2004, March). Development and Validation of a Spoken Spanish Test. Poster session presented at the 26th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Temecula, CA
  • Bernstein, J., Rosenfeld, E., Townshend, B., & Barbier, I.. (2004, June). An automatically scored spoken Spanish test & its relation to OPIs. Paper presented at IAEA 2004, Pennsylvania, PA.
  • Bernstein, J., White, S., Townshend, B., & Barbier, I. (2004, June). Automatic analysis of oral reading fluency. Paper presented at SSSR 2004, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Harada, Y., Suzuki, M., & Bernstein, J. (2004, December). Developing an automated test of spoken Japanese. Poster session presented at PACLIC 18, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Harada, Y., Suzuki, M. & Bernstein, J. (2004, December). Developing an automated test of spoken Japanese. Paper presented at Thought & Language special interest group of IEICE, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Rosenfeld, E., Barbier, I., & Bernstein, J. (2004, June). Development and validation of a spoken Spanish test. Paper presented at the INSTiL/ICALL Symposium 2004, Venice, Italy.
  • Rosenfeld, E., Barbier, I., & Bernstein, J. (2004, June). Predicting scores for Spanish OPIs on ILR & ACTFL scales. Paper presented at the CALICO 2004, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Rosenfeld, E., Bernstein, J., & Barbier, I. (2004, July). Validation of a distance spoken Spanish test. Paper presented at the NFLRC 2004, Hawaii.
  • Suzuki, M. & Harada, Y. (2004, December). A common testing framework for measuring spoken language skills of non-native speakers. Poster session presented at IWeL 2004, Tokyo, Japan.

2003

  • Barbier, I., & Bernstein, J. (2003, March). Oral reading fluency among English learners. Paper presented at the 37th TESOL annual convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bernstein, J. (2003, March). New development in PhonePass testing. Paper presented at the 37th TESOL annual convention, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bernstein, J., & De Jong, J. (2003, November). Empirical approaches to language structure and use. Paper presented at JALT 2003, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Bernstein, J., & Rosenfeld, E. (2003, November). Development and validation of Spoken Spanish Test. Paper presented at the USAIC&FH/DLIFLC Language Conference, Fort Huachuca, AZ.
  • Rosenfeld, E., Massaro, D., & Bernstein, J. (2003, December). Automatic analysis of vocal manifestations of apparent mood or affect. Paper presented at MAVEBA 2003, Firenze, Italy.

2002

  • Bernstein, J. & De Jong, J. (2002, March). Automated speaking assessment and varieties of English. Poster session at InSTIL 2002, Davis, CA.
  • De Jong, J. & Bernstein, J. (2002, September). Automatic oral assessment via telephone and internet. Paper presented at The New Educational Benefits of ICT in Higher Education, Rotterdam, NL.
  • Harada, Y. & Bernstein, J. (2002, September). Automatic measurement of spoken English skills: Consistent benchmarking for English learning. Paper presented at JACET 41st Annual Convention, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Barbier, I., Bernstein, J., Morrow, M., & Todic, O. (2002, December). Three instruments for measuring reading components and oral reading fluency. Poster session presented at the 24th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Hong Kong.

2001

  • Bernstein, J. & Hirschman. L. (2001, February). Evolution of performance measures for language technologies. Paper presented at the 23rd Language Testing Research Colloquium, St. Louis, MO.
  • De Jong, J., Bernstein, J., North, B., Townshend, B. (2001, February). Technical means to predict functional language proficiency. Paper presented at the 23rd Language Testing Research Colloquium, St. Louis, MO.
  • Barbier, I., & Bernstein, J. (2001, March). Elicited imitation in L1 and L2 development. Paper presented at the 35th TESOL annual convention, St. Louis, MO.
  • Bernstein, J., & Morrow, M. (2001, March). PhonePass test administration: Tools in operation. Paper presented at the 35th TESOL annual convention, St. Louis, MO.
  • Bernstein, J., Pisoni, D., & Townshend, B. (2001, March). Intelligibility scoring made practical. Paper presented at the 35th TESOL annual convention, St. Louis, MO.

*Formerly part of Harcourt Assessment, Ordinate has been combined with Pearson. PhonePass SET-10 is now the Versant English Test. The Spoken Spanish Test (SST) is now the Versant Spanish Test.