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Department of Second Language Studies

Welcome to the website for the Language Assessment Lab at Indiana University.

Directed by Dr. Sun-Young Shin, the Language Assessment Lab (or LAL) is devoted to the understanding and advancing of theory, research, and practice in second/foreign language assessment used for intended decisions to be made at a variety of educational and societal settings.

We are primarily interested in exploring the effects of different test methods on test performance, standard setting, validity issues in EAP assessments, oral fluency measurement and development, and program evaluation.