The 11th International Test Commission Conference:Best Student Paper Awards
July 2-5 2018, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Conference Chair of the 11th International Test Commission (ITC) Conference is pleased to announce two Best Student Paper Awards for the biennial conference.

The award includes:

Waiver of conference registration fee
Cheque for CAD$500
ITC certificate

The Best Student Paper Awards will be presented to two emerging scholars who:
1. have their proposal accepted by the review committee of the 11th ITC conference in any format (i.e., paper or poster), and
2. have submitted their full paper to the Best Student Paper Awards Adjudication Committee of the 11th ITC conference by April 15, 2018.

Please note that the submissions need to be a fully developed paper, even if the presentation at the conference is a poster. The paper must be original work completed by the student as either single or first author. If the award is given to a co-authored paper, the award certificate will name the lead/presenting author as the award winner but also acknowledge all the co- authors’ names.

Given that the purpose of the award is to help defray the costs associated with travel to the ITC conference and to encourage active participation of graduate students within the ITC community, the awardee is required to present his/her paper or poster at the conference.

The paper should present original, theoretically and/or empirically motivated research in any of the following areas: educational testing and assessment, psychological testing and assessment, testing for employment and credentialing, and testing for program evaluation and public policy.

Paper must be in APA style (double-spaced, one inch margins, 12 pt font inTimes New Roman), 5,000 – 8,000 words and include a title page, running head, and a 100‒120 word abstract, and 3‒5 keywords. Please refer to the ‘APA Publication Manual’ (sixth edition) when preparing your paper.

Paper should be submitted to the Best Student Paper Awards Adjudication Committee via the ITC 2018 conference website no later than April 15 , 2018. You may choose to submit your full paper as a single PDF file. To be eligible for consideration, you should also submit a copy of proof of registration as a graduate student.

All submitted papers for the Best Student Paper Awards will be judged by the adjudication committee members using the following assessment criteria: relevance to the themes of the conference, originality and significance of research, currency of literature, methodological rigor, and quality of the writing. All papers must be written in English. Please note that previously presented and/published papers are not eligible for the awards.

Awardees will be notified after May 1st, 2018 prior to the conference and will receive their award and certificate at the conference.

The Conference Chair:

Prof. Nathalie Loye, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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