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Sarah Goodwin at MwALT 2014
My name is Sarah Goodwin, and I am a language assessment specialist and applied linguist. Thank you for viewing my portfolio!

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

My primary research interests include language testing and assessment, second language listening, second language writing, and applied natural language processing. I am also interested in second language acquisition (SLA) and corpus linguistics, particularly in making connections between those and assessment.

Please contact me with any questions!

Sarah Goodwin
saregoodwin at gmail dot com