- Assistant Professor, Second Language Studies
- Ph.D. 2007. Applied Linguistics & TESL. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- M.A. 2002. English as a Second Language. University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
- B.A. 1998. English Language and Literature. Korea University, Seoul, Korea
office: Memorial Hall 314
phone: (812) 855-8479
L2 assessment, English for academic purposes, Language program evaluation, Web-based language teaching and testing, Standard Setting, L2 fluency development, and Statistical analyses for language study.
My research agenda mainly focuses on the issues in validation of language assessments for academic language ability in the four skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. My current research projects are concerned with investigating the relationship of the writing and reading skills on the different aspects of an integrated reading-writing test scores, examining different standard setting methods in a ESL placement test context, and exploring a L2 oral fluency development for international undergraduates over time. Other current research topic includes examining the relationships between receptive and productive syntactic knowledge, and investigating the effect of the different L2 proficiency of learners in a paired test format in a classroom-based assessment context. I served as a language testing specialist at the Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) in directing a multi-year Proficiency Testing Project (PTP) to develop proficiency guidelines and test materials for Central Asian languages. I am also currently involved in charge of the preparation and follow-up work of the Indiana English Proficiency Exam (IEPE) and the Test of English Proficiency for International Associate Instructor Candidates (TEPAIC).
Courses Recently Taught
- SLST-T500 (a) Web-based Language Teaching & Testing
- SLST-T500 (b) L2 Program Evaluation
- SLST-T522 Survey of Applied Linguistics
- SLST-T550 Language Testing
- SLST-T532 Models of SLA
- SLST-S600 Quantitative Research for Language Study
- SLST-S650 Design and Development of Language Assessment
Bardovi-Harlig, K. & Shin, S.-Y. (submitted). Expanding Traditional Testing Measures with Tasks from L2 Pragmatics Research.
Shin, S.-Y., & Ewert, D. (submitted). What accounts for integrated reading-to-write task scores?
Shin, S-Y. (in press, 2013). Proficiency scales. In C. A. Chappelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Shin, S-Y. (2013). Developing a Framework for Using E-portfolios as a Research and Assessment tool. ReCALL , 25(3), 359-372.
Shin, S-Y. (2012). Web-based Language Testing. In C. Coombe, B. O’Sullivan, P. Davidson & S. Stoynoff (Eds.), The Cambridge Guide to Language Assessment (pp.274-279). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Shin, S-Y. (2010). The Functions of Code-Switching in a Korean Sunday School.
Heritage Language Journal, 7(1), 91-116.
Shin, S.Y. (2008). Examining the construct validity of a web-based academic listening test: an investigation of the effects of constructed response formats in a listening test. The Spaan Fellowship Working Papers in Second or Foreign Language, 6, 95-129. English Language Institute. University of Michigan.
Shin, S.-Y., & Saydumarova, M. (2013, April). Investigating the perceptive and productive grammatical knowledge in Uzbek. Paper presented at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), Chicago, IL.
Shin, S.-Y., Lidster, R., Yeager, R., & Sabraw, S. (2013, March). The influence of the learners’ L2 proficiency pairing on dictogloss test outcomes. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Dallas, TX.
Shin, S-Y. (2012, November). Examining Different Standard Setting Methods in an ESL Placement Test. Paper presented at East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT), Washington, D.C.
Shin, S-Y., Lidster, R., Yeager, R., & Sabraw, S. (2012, October). Dictogloss as dynamic assessment. Poster presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Pittsburgh, PA.
Shin, S-Y. (2011, October). Using E-portfolios as a research and assessment tool. Paper presented at SLRF colloquium: Interfaces between Second Language Acquisition and Language Assessment: The Next Generation. Ames, IA.
Shin, S-Y. & Abe, L. (2011, April). Measuring oral fluency development of international undergraduates. Paper presented at California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), Long Beach, CA.
Ewert, D. & Shin, S-Y. (2011, April). Data-driven rating scales for integrated tasks: Teachers' voices heard. Paper presented at California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), Long Beach, CA.
Shin, S-Y. & Ewert, D. (2011, March). What counts for integrated reading-writing task scores? Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Chicago, IL.
Shin, S-Y. & Azimova, N. (2010, April). Design and development of web-based test for Uzbek. Paper presented at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), Madison, WI.
Shin, S-Y. (2010, March). Do Monologue and Dialogue Formats of Speaking Tests Measure the Same Thing? Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Atlanta, GA.
Shin, S-Y. & Azimova, N. (2009, April), Developing the proficiency tests for Turkic Languages. Paper presented at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), Madison, WI.
Shin, S-Y. (2009), March). An analysis of the relationship between grammatical knowledge and other language skills. Poster presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Denver, CO.
Shin, S-Y. (2008, April). An investigation of the effects of response formats on performance in a web-based academic listening test, Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Washington, DC.
Shin, S-Y. & Azimova, N. (2008, April). Developing the proficiency guidelines for Uzbek, Paper presented at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), Madison, WI.