Sarah Goodwin portfolio

Sarah Goodwin is a language assessment specialist and applied linguist. Since 2017, she has been a research associate in the Early Language and Literacy Investigations Laboratory (ELLI Lab) in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Michigan State University (MSU). Sarah has taught qualitative research for doctoral students in HDFS. She is also versed in quantitative analyses for language assessment, such as item response theory including Rasch measurement.

Prior to joining MSU, Sarah completed her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University, where she worked as the English Testing Coordinator and taught English as a second language (ESL) and linguistics courses. Sarah's dissertation topic concerned examinees' control of audio play in ESL listening assessment. She has over 15 years' experience in research and development in language assessment. She has developed and scored test items for dual language learners of English and other languages, as well as examinees with limited speech and/or language production.

Sarah's primary research interests include language assessment and language/literacy acquisition. Her work has appeared in Assessing Writing, Language Assessment Quarterly, and the TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.