Presentations

2018 

Eberharter, K. (2018). Judgment and decision making in rating speaking: Exploring the role of cognitive attributes. Work-in-progress paper presented at the 15th Annual EALTA Conference "Technology-Based Language Assessment: Benefits and Challenges", Bochum, Germany.

Eberharter, K., Holzknecht, F., Kremmel, B., McCray, G., Zehentner, M., Konrad, E., & Spöttl, C. (2018). Looking into Listening: Establishing the cognitive validity of the Aptis Listening Test. Paper presented at the 40th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Auckland, New Zealand.

Eberharter, K., Kremmel, B., Spöttl, C., Zehentner, M., Brenneis, C., Ehling, R., Amprosi, M., Scherfler, C., Berger, T., Steiger, R., Bsteh, G., Dunlea, J., & Spiby, R. Foreign language learning in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A pilot study. Paper presented at EUROSLA 28, University of Münster, Germany. 

Eberharter, K., & Spöttl, C. (2018). Developing illustrative performances for speaking examinations. Workshop presented at 52nd Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, Brighton, UK.

Harding, L., Brunfaut, T., Huhta, A., Alderson, J.C, Fish, A., Kremmel, B. (2018). DIALANG 2.0: Charting a course for revision and expansion of an online diagnostic testing system. Work-in-progress paper presented at the 15th Annual EALTA Conference "Technology-Based Language Assessment: Benefits and Challenges", Bochum, Germany.

Harsch, C., Kremmel, B., Brandt, S., Patel, M. (2018). Introducing LaPlace - language placement for displace people. Paper presented at EALTA Language Testing and Migration SIG Meeting, Bochum, Germany.

Holzknecht, F., McCray, G., Kremmel, B., Eberharter, K., Spiby, R., & Dunlea, J. (2018). Response order effects on candidate viewing behaviour and item difficulty in multiple-choice listening tests. Paper presented at the 15th Annual EALTA Conference "Technology-Based Language Assessment: Benefits and Challenges", Bochum, Germany.

Kremmel, B. (2018). Developing a validity argument for a diagnostic computer-adaptive vocabulary knowledge profiler. Paper presented at the 40th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Auckland, New Zealand. 

Kremmel, B. (2018). Unpacking Language Assessment Literacy, or: What different groups should know about language testing. Paper presented at LALS Seminar, University of Victoria Wellington, New Zealand. 

Kremmel, B. (2018). Development and validation of vocabulary tests: The case of the Vocabulary Knowledge Profiler. Paper presented at LALS Vocabulary Research Group Meeting, University of Victoria Wellington, New Zealand.

Kremmel, B. (2018). Developing and validating a diagnostic computer-adaptive vocabulary knowledge profiler. Paper presented at the 15th Annual EALTA Conference "Technology-Based Language Assessment: Benefits and Challenges", Bochum, Germany.

Kremmel, B. (2018). Was macht einen Sprachtest 'gut'? Guest lecture for Seminar "Testen und Prüfen für zukünftige Fremdsprachenlehrerinnen und -lehrer", Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Kremmel, B. (2018). Desirable Features in the Next Generation of Vocabulary Tests. Paper presented at American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Chicago, USA. 

Kremmel, B. (2018). Development and initial validation of a diagnostic computer-adaptive vocabulary knowledge profiler. Paper presented at Language Assessment Research Conference (LARC), Iowa State University, Ames, USA. 

Kremmel, B., Eberharter, K., Holzknecht, F., Konrad, E., Schwarz, V., & Zehentner, M. (2018). From 0 to 10 years and beyond: Accountability, consequences, and potential future validation agendas for the SRDP. Paper presented at the Symposium "Reforming the Austrian Matura - 10 years on", Innsbruck, Austria. 

Seeber, I., & Kremmel, B. (2018). Exploring how cognitive computing can support rater decision-making. Work-in-progress paper presented at the 15th Annual EALTA Conference "Technology-Based Language Assessment: Benefits and Challenges", Bochum, Germany.

Spöttl, C, & Kremmel, B. (2018). Reforming a national school-leaving exam: Challenges and consequences of Austria implementing a European reference instrument. Paper presented at American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Chicago, USA. 

Zehentner, M. (2018). No cue what to do: Examining the effects of situational cues in writing task prompts. Poster presented at the 15th Annual EALTA Conference "Technology-Based Language Assessment: Benefits and Challenges", Bochum, Germany.

2017 

Eberharter, K. (2017). Judgment and decision making in rating speaking: Exploring the role of cognitive attributes. Paper presented at 39th Language Testing Research Colloquium "Language Assessment Literacy Across Stakeholder Boundaries", Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. 

Eberharter, K., Spöttl, C., & Zehentner, M. (2017). Die Entwicklung illustrativer mündlicher und schriftlicher Performanzen für die neue Standardisierte Reifeprüfung in Englisch. Poster presented at 10-year Symposium of the Austrian Society for Language Teaching (ÖGSD), University of Vienna. 

Holzknecht, F. (2017). Listening once or twice: A pilot study Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Group Meeting, Lancaster, UK.

Holzknecht, F., Eberharter, K., Kremmel, B., McCray, G., Zehentner, M., Konrad, E., & Spöttl, C. (2017). Kognitive Prozesse von FremdsprachenlernerInnen während Hörverstehensaufgaben: Eine Eye-Tracking und Stimulated-Recall Untersuchung. Poster presented at 10-year Symposium of the Austrian Society for Language Teaching (ÖGSD), University of Vienna. 

Kremmel, B. (2017). Grundlagen des Prüfens und Testens im Kontext des modernen, kompetenzorientierten FSU. Guest lecture for Seminar "Testen und Prüfen für zukünftige Fremdsprachenlehrerinnen und -lehrer", Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Kremmel, B. (2017). Comparing two approaches to computer-adaptive vocabulary testing. Paper presented at EuroSLA 27, University of Reading, UK. 

Kremmel, B. (2017). Entwicklung und Validierung eines computer-adaptiven Wortschatztests. Poster presented at 10-year Symposium of the Austrian Society for Language Teaching (ÖGSD), University of Vienna. 

Kremmel, B. (2017). Computer-Adaptive Vocabulary Tests: Is There an Ideal Design Approach? Paper presented at American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Portland, USA.

Kremmel, B. (2017). Kommunikatives Sprachtesten: Grundlagen und PrinzipienGuest lecture for Seminar "Testen und Prüfen für zukünftige Fremdsprachenlehrerinnen und -lehrer", Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Kremmel, B. (2017). What do vocabulary test scores mean? Guest lecture for Seminar "The Psychology of Language", University of Salzburg.

Kremmel, B., Eberharter, K., & Harding, L. (2017). Putting the ‘language’ into language assessment literacy. Paper presented at 39th Language Testing Research Colloquium "Language Assessment Literacy Across Stakeholder Boundaries", Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. 

Kremmel, B., Eberharter, K., Holzknecht, F., & Konrad, E. (2017). LehrerInnen als AufgabenerstellerInnen für nationale High-Stakes Tests: Auswirkungen auf Assessment literacy. Paper presented at 27th DGFF Congress (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung) "Sprachen lernen integriert: global, lokal, regional", Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. 

Kremmel, B., Eberharter, K., Holzknecht, F., & Konrad, E. (2017). Enhancing language assessment literacy through teacher involvement in high-stakes test development. Paper presented at 39th Language Testing Research Colloquium "Language Assessment Literacy Across Stakeholder Boundaries", Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. 

Kremmel, B., & Harding, L. (2017). Towards a comprehensive, empirical model of language assessment literacy across different contexts. Paper presented at 39th Language Testing Research Colloquium "Language Assessment Literacy Across Stakeholder Boundaries", Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. 

Kremmel, B., Ratheiser, U., & Spöttl, C. (2017). Crossing the borders between literature and language assessment. Paper presented at Language Education across Borders Conference, University of Graz, Austria. 

Ratheiser, U., & Spöttl, C. (2017). Incorporating the new extended descriptors for literature in teaching and assessment programmes in secondary school education. Paper presented at EALTA CEFR SIG Meeting 2017, London, UK.

Spiby, R., & Holzknecht, F. (2017). A framework for innovation: Revising the Aptis Listening Test. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Language Testing and Assessment and the 5th British Council New Directions in Language Assessment Conference, Shanghai, China.

2016 

Eberharter, K., de Jong, N.H., Kremmel, B., & Spöttl, C. (2016). Speaking assessment practices across Europe and beyond - preliminary results. Paper presented at EALTA Speaking SIG Meeting 2016, Valencia, Spain. 

Eberharter, K., Kremmel, B., Holzknecht, F., & Konrad, E. (2016). Fostering language assessment literacy through teacher involvement in high-stakes test development. Paper presented at Language Assessment Literacy Symposium 2016 "Enhancing Language Assessment Literacy: Sharing, Broadening, Innovating", Lancaster University, UK.

Harding, L., & Kremmel, B. (2016). Developing a language assessment literacy survey for use across different contexts. Paper presented at the CRELLA Summer Research Seminar 2016 "Teachers’ Assessment Literacy Enhancement", University of Bedfordshire, UK. 

Holzknecht, F., Huhta, A., & Lamprianou, I. (2016). The CEFR as construct across national contexts – Is your B2 my B2? Paper presented at the 13th Annual EALTA Conference, Valencia, Spain. 

Kremmel, B. (2016). Starting from scratch: Issues in developing a new diagnostic vocabulary test. Paper presented at Vocab@Tokyo 2016, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.

Kremmel, B. (2016). Starting with a clean slate: Innovations in testing vocabulary size. Paper presented at EuroSLA 26, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.  

Kremmel, B. (2016). Assessment literacy needs analyses - the case of EAP. Paper presented at "EAP in the East Midlands" Conference, Nottingham Trent University, UK. 

Kremmel, B. (2016). Re-defining the construct of vocabulary size tests: Challenging Conventions. Paper presented at the 13th Annual EALTA Conference, Valencia, Spain. 

Kremmel, B. (2016). Interpreting the Scores from Vocabulary Size Tests: Handle with Caution!. Paper presented at American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Orlando, USA. 

Kremmel, B. (2016). Was macht Sprachtests gut? Guest lecture for Seminar "Testen und Prüfen für zukünftige Fremdsprachenlehrerinnen und -lehrer", Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Kremmel, B., Brunfaut, T., & Alderson, J.C. (2016) How important is knowledge of multi-word expressions for reading comprehension? Paper presented at the Formulaic Language Research Network (FLaRN) Conference 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania. 

Kremmel, B., & Harding, L. (2016). Towards a comprehensive, empirical model of language assessment literacy – Pilot results from a validation study. Poster presented at Language Assessment Literacy Symposium 2016 "Enhancing Language Assessment Literacy: Sharing, Broadening, Innovating", Lancaster, UK.

Kremmel, B., & Schmitt, N. (2016). What's Vocabulary? Challenging Conventions to Re-define the Construct of Vocabulary Size Tests. Paper presented at 38th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Palermo, Italy. 

Maurer, M. (2016). Lexical combinations in blogs – a corpus-based study of English B2 written performances. Paper presented at "Lexical combinations and typified speech in a multilingual context" Conference, Innsbruck, Austria.

Maurer, M., & Moreno, D. (2016). Investigating the construct of a writing test across languages: a corpus based approach. Poster presented at the 13th Annual EALTA Conference, Valencia, Spain. 

Schmitt, N., & Kremmel, B. (2016). Issues in Vocabulary Test Development: Challenging Conventions. Paper presented at American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Orlando, USA.  

Spöttl, C., & Eberharter, K. (2016). Assessing English and Italian lexical combinations in high-stakes examinations. Paper presented at "Lexical combinations and typified speech in a multilingual context" Conference, Innsbruck, Austria.

Spöttl, C., Zimmermann, S., & Banerjee, J. (2016). The construct of writing across contexts. Work-in-Progress Paper presented at the 13th Annual EALTA Conference, Valencia, Spain. 

Zehentner, M. (2016). You must choose, but choose wisely: an investigation of the impact of partner choice on paired speaking ratings. Paper presented at "8. ÖGSD Nachwuchstagung", Vienna, Austria.

Zehentner, M. (2016). Students’ assessment literacy as shown in paired speaking exams. Paper presented at IATEFL TEA SIG Conference, Aigle, Switzerland. 

 

2015

Eberharter, K. (2015). Judgement and decision-making in rating speaking: Exploring the role of cognitive attributes. Poster presented at the Language Testing Forum 2015, Oxford, UK.

González Fernández, B., & Kremmel, B. (2015). New approaches to vocabulary testing: Challenging assumptions. Poster presented at the BAAL Vocabulary Special Interest Group Conference 2015, Swansea, UK.

Holzknecht, F. (2015). The cognitive validity of repeating the input in listening assessment Paper presented at the 12th Annual EALTA Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kremmel, B. (2015). The more, the merrier? Issues in measuring vocabulary size. Paper presented at the 37th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Toronto, Canada.

Kremmel, B. (2015). The Legend of Zelda - A Link between Words. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Symposium of the School of English, Nottingham, UK.

Kremmel, B. (2015). Diagnostisches Sprachtesten – Eine Einführung. Guest lecture at Workshop "Sprachdiagnostik in der Sekundarstufe I/II", Bochum, Germany.

Kremmel, B. (2015). Grundlagen des Sprachtestens. Guest lecture for Seminar "Testen und Prüfen für zukünftige Fremdsprachenlehrerinnen und -lehrer", Bochum, Germany. 

Kremmel, B., Frick, A., Lutz, S., & Parhammer, S. (2015). Erforschen testen - Tests erforschen. Paper presented at the 2. Tagung der Fachdidaktik, Innsbruck.

Kremmel, B., & Harding, L. (2015). Developing language assessment literacy profiles for different stakeholders - needs, lacks and wants. Paper presented at the 12th Annual EALTA Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kremmel, B., & Vilkaité, L. (2015). How useful are diagnostic vocabulary tests? Paper presented at the BAAL TEASIG Conference 2015, Cambridge, UK.

Maurer, M. (2015). A corpus-based study of linguistic features in blog-writing test performances Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Group Meeting, Lancaster, UK.

Zehentner, M. (2015). Paired speaking – Are students able to choose effectively? Poster presented at the Language Testing Forum 2015, Oxford, UK.

2014

Banerjee, J., De Jong, N., Spöttl, C. (2014). Good practice in assessing speaking. Pre-conference workshop at the 11th Annual EALTA Conference, Coventry.

Eberharter, K. (2014). The process of assessing spoken language performance: An investigation into rater decision-making Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Group Meeting, Lancaster, UK.

Holzknecht, F. (2014). Exploring corpus analyses to inform writing assessment: A pilot study. Paper presented at the Language Testing Forum 2014, Southampton, UK.

Holzknecht, F. (2014). The cognitive validity of repeating the input in listening assessment Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Group Meeting, Lancaster, UK.

Holzknecht, F., & Kremmel, B. (2014). Good practice in language assessment – Session II. Workshop presented at the Study Group Teachers Conference 2014, Brighton, UK.

Holzknecht, F., Maurer, M., & Bechtold, A. (2014). Assessing functional competence in writing: A corpus based approach. Poster presented at the 11th Annual EALTA Conference, Coventry, UK.

Kremmel, B. (2014). Exploring different item formats for vocabulary size tests. Paper presented at the IATEFL TEA SIG Conference, Granada, Spain.

Kremmel, B. (2014). Investigating the usefulness of different item formats for vocabulary size tests. Paper presented at the 47th British Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Warwick, UK.

Kremmel, B. (2014). Language testing and vocabulary research – a symbiotic relationship? Poster presented at the Language Testing Forum 2014, Southampton, UK.

Kremmel, B. (2014). When tests don’t pass the test: Illustrating the need for improved vocabulary knowledge measures. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Symposium of the School of English, Nottingham, UK.

Kremmel, B., Brunfaut, T., & Alderson, J.C. (2014). Exploring the role of phraseological knowledge in second language reading performance. Poster presented at the 36th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Kremmel, B., Brunfaut, T., & Alderson, J.C. (2014). Exploring the role of phraseological knowledge in foreign language reading. Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Group Meeting, Lancaster, UK.

Kremmel, B., Eberharter, K., Konrad, E. & Maurer, M. (2014). Investigating an exam reform’s impact on classroom assessment practices of writing. Paper presented at the 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, Harrogate, UK.

Kremmel, B., & Holzknecht, F. (2014). Good practice in language assessment – Session I. Paper presented at the Study Group Teachers Conference 2014, Brighton, UK.

2013

Kremmel, B. (2013). Explaining variance in reading test performance. Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Group Meeting, Lancaster, UK.

Kremmel, B. (2013). Explaining Variance in Reading Test Performance. Paper presented at the Language Testing Forum 2013, Nottingham, UK.

Kremmel, B., Eberharter, K., Konrad, E., & Maurer, M. (2013). Righting writing practices: The impact of exam reform. Poster presented at the 10th Annual EALTA Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Kremmel, B., & Holzknecht, F. (2013). Strengths and weaknesses of the CEFR in guiding test task design: What the can dos can do and what they can’t (yet). Paper presented at conference "Language Testing in Europe: Time for a New Framework?", Antwerp, Belgium.

Spöttl, C., & Eberharter, K. (2013). CEFR performance descriptors and the missing formulae. Paper presented at the conference on Language testing in Europe: Time for a new framework? Antwerp, Belgium.

Spöttl, C., & Eberharter, K. (2013). Using the CEFR in test task design across four languages. Paper presented at IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG Conference, Siena, Italy.

2012

Spöttl, C. (2012). From principle to practice of writing assessment: What can we learn from large-scale competence-based tests for classroom assessment? “Assessing writing: The art of the possible…” Paper presented at the Pre-conference event organized by IATEFL TEASIG, Glasgow, UK.

2011

Eberharter, K., & Frötscher, D. (2011). Marking open-ended listening and reading test items: Issues and practice. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Language Testing and Assessment, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Green, R. Spöttl, C. (2011). Building up a pool of standard setting judges: Problems, solutions and insights. Paper presented at the 8th Annual EALTA Conference, Siena, Italy.

Holzknecht, F., & Kremmel, B. (2011). Is rater training worth it? Paper presented at the IATEFL TEASIG 2011 Conference, Innsbruck.

Marinell, A., & Konrad, E. (2011). What do the kids think? An analysis of feedback questionnaires. Paper presented at IATEFL TEASIG 2011, Innsbruck.

2010

Holzknecht, F. (2010). A needs-analysis for Austrian English teachers in developing and assessing writing tests for the Matura. Paper presented at ÖGSD conference "Sprachendidaktik: Der wissenschaftliche Nachwuchs im Dialog“, Graz.

Spöttl, C., & Green, R. (2010). Quality assurance. Taking on the responsibility. Paper presented at "Sprachen lernen: Kompetenzen entwickeln – Performanzen (über)prüfen", 5. Tagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Sprachendidaktik, Innsbruck.

Ziermann, B., & Kremmel, B. (2010). Von der Bank aus betrachtet – SchülerInnenstrategien angesichts von CLIL-Einheiten im Psychologie/Philosophieunterricht. Paper presented at 5. Tagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Sprachendidaktik „Sprachen lernen: Kompetenzen entwickeln – Performanzen (über)prüfen“, Innsbruck.

2009

Spöttl, C., & Green, R. (2009). Going national, standardised and live in Austria: Challenges and tensions. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of EALTA, Turku, Finnland.