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Sarah Goodwin at MwALT 2014
Sarah Goodwin is a language assessment specialist and applied linguist. Currently she works as a postdoctoral researcher in the ELLI Lab in Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University, on child language and literacy acquisition.

Sarah earned her B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan (U-M) before working full-time for five years in U-M's English Language Institute Testing Division, developing items for standardized tests given to people learning English. She then moved to Atlanta for graduate studies in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University (GSU) and completed her M.A. in two years and Ph.D. in four years. At Georgia State, she worked as the ESL Testing Coordinator and taught ESL and linguistics courses. Sarah completed her Ph.D. in August 2016; her dissertation topic concerned giving learners control of the audio play in ESL listening assessment.

Sarah's primary research interests include language testing and assessment, second language listening, second language writing, and applied natural language processing. She is also interested in second language acquisition (SLA) and corpus linguistics, particularly in making connections between those and assessment.

She can be reached at:
saregoodwin at gmail dot com