Spaan Grants

Spaan and Latin America Research Grant Recipients Announced

February 12, 2019

Michigan Language Assessment is pleased to announce that four research grants have been awarded for 2019. The grant awards include three inaugural recipients of the Latin America Research Grants, which were established to support research on language assessment in Latin America. Additionally, a researcher received the Spaan Grant, which was established to recognize Mary Spaan’s contributions to the field of language assessment through her more than three decades of work at U-M.

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The CaMLA Speaking Test: Face-to-Face vs. Audio Delivery

January 10, 2018

CaMLA Working Paper 2016-02, “The CaMLA Speaking Test: Face-to-Face vs. Audio Delivery,” is now available. CaMLA Working Papers present the findings from research undertaken as part of the Spaan Research Grant Program and by CaMLA staff.

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Investigating Lexico-grammatical Complexity as Construct Validity Evidence for the ECPE Writing Tasks: A Multidimensional Analysis

May 8, 2017

The first of the 2016 CaMLA Working Papers is now available. CaMLA Working Papers present the findings from research undertaken as part of the Spaan Research Grant Program and by CaMLA staff.
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Announcing the recipients of Spaan research grants for 2015

January 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Spaan research grants:

  • Ildiko Porter-Szucs, Cynthia Macknish, and Barry DeCicco: “The CaMLA speaking test: Face-to-face v. computer delivery”
  • Xun Yan and Shelley Staples: “Investigating lexico-grammatical complexity as construct validity evidence for the ECPE writing tasks: A multidimensional analysis”

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