28.02.2007

Ari Huhta

              huhta@campus.jyu.fi

Ari Huhta, a researcher in CALS, specialises in the assessment of language proficiency. He has participated in the development of several national and international language testing systems, as well as in two international comparative studies of language education and assessment systems. Recently, he was test development coordinator in the DIALANG project which created an Internet-based diagnostic language assessment and feedback system for 14 languages. In this research project, he studies the assessment and feedback practices, contents of the assessments, and the role of school-external language tests and examinations in the teaching/learning/assessment practices on grade 9. In addition, he examines factors that might contribute to learners’ perceptions of themselves as ‘good’ or ‘poor’ language users. Huhta is in charge of analysing the national tests and examinations in the first stage.

More details on his research:
http://www.cc.jyu.fi/~huhta/