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Call for Papers: Learning oriented Assessment (LOA): A Window for Fairness in Classroom Assessment?

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Guest Editors

Ehsan Namaziandost
University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST), Khuzestan, Ahvaz, Iran
Mehrarvand Institute of Technology, Abadan, Iran

Xuesong (Andy) Gao
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Sydney, Australia

Christine Coombe
Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Peter Davidson
Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2023

After the publication of World Declaration on Education for All and Framework for Action to Meet Basic Learning Needs by UNESCO in 1990, particular attention has been devoted to the quality of students’ learning. One of the principal ways to meet this objective has been educational measures where David Carless introduced learning-oriented assessment (LOA). LOA emphasizes a learning society and classroom assessment and is rooted in both summative and formative assessment. It revolves around three integrated components, including assessment for learning, assessment as learning, and assessment of learning. In the literature, many studies have explored the connections and effects of LOA with and on students’ academic achievement, anxiety reduction, writing improvement, deep learning, active learning, and decision making. However, it has remained unexplored if LAO can lead to fairness in classroom assessment practices. As fairness is one of the crucial dimensions of quality assessment classroom practices, this special issue aims to address its connection with LOA. In particular, it addresses if LOA principles and procedures are implemented well, they lead to improved fairness in classroom assessment practices.  

We invite submissions in the following areas:

 -The strategies and techniques to apply LOA in classroom assessment
- Effects of LAO on fairness in classroom assessment practices
- Language teachers’ perceptions of the obstacles to applying LOA in the classroom 
- Language learners’ Perceptions of the obstacles to applying LOA in the classroom
- Language teachers’ perceptions of the connection between LAO and fairness 
- Language learners’ perceptions of the connection between LAO and fairness 
- Applying LAO in online courses

Submission Instructions

The complete manuscript should be submitted through the journal submission system. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Language Testing in Asia. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on Leaning oriented Assessment. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection. 

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage

Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.