Presentations

CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Ma, W. & Winke, P. (2021, October). An investigation of the validity of a Chinese placement test: A Rasch Analysis. Paper to be presented at the East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) virtual conference, USA.

Ma, W. & Winke, P. (2021, October). An experimental investigation of jagged profile in L2 speaking test ratings – Evidence from rating and eye-tracking data. Paper to be presented at the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Ames, IA, USA.

Kessler, M., Ma, W., & Solheim, I. (2020, October). Topical knowledge effects on L2 writing: A conceptual replication of He & Shi (2012). Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Nashville, TN, USA. 

Maie, R. & Ma, W. (2020, October). Investigating the relationship between TOEFL scores and international students’ academic success: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Nashville, TN, USA.

Ma, W. (2020, March). What the analytic versus holistic scoring of international teaching assistants can reveal: Lexical grammar matters. Paper presentation at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Denver, CO, USA. [Cancelled due to COVID-19]

Ma, W. (2019, September). Investigation of the relationship between holistic and analytic scores for English speaking test for ITA. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), East Lansing, MI, USA.

Ma, W. & Green-Eneix, C. (2019, March). International Chinese students’ navigation of linguistic and learning resources. Paper presented at the TESOL conference in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Ma, W. & Winke, P. (2018, September). Self-assessment: A reliable or a feisty tool for measuring Chinese language gains as perceived by students? Paper presented at the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Madison, WI, USA.

INVITED TALKS, WORKSHOPS, AND POSTER SESSIONS

Hui, B., Huntley, E., Ma, W., Goodwin, S., & Yoder, M. (2021, July). Pay it forward: Learn the basics of R. Two-day virtual workshop.

Ma, W. & Hui, B. (2021, March). An overview of reliability measures. Seminar on Center for Statistical Training and Consulting. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Ma, W. (2020, December). An investigation of the validity of the MSU Chinese placement test: A Rasch analysis. Poster presentation at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Ma, W., Algana, M. & Choi, J. (2019, December). An eye-tracking study on the impact of speech characteristics on rating behaviors. Poster presentation at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Winke, P. & Ma, W. (2019, October). The use of self-assessments in language classes. CeLTA Professional Development Series Workshop. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Ma, W. & Winke, P. (2018, September). Self-assessment. Testing and Tasting: Language Assessment Research and Reading Group. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Ma, W. (2017, December). A genre analysis on customer reviews on Amazon. Poster presentation at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.