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PACE Publications and Presentations

UMN Publications

Dillard, B. (2018). Language Instructors Learning Together: Using Lesson Study in Higher Education. In P. Winke & S. Gass, S. (Eds.), Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education. Springer International Publishing: New York.

Mack, S. & Sweet, G. (2017). Taking the next step and empowering students with self-assessment. The Language Educator 12(3), 37-39.

Soneson, D., & Tarone, E. (2018). Picking up the PACE: Proficiency Assessment for Curricular Enhancement. In P. Winke & S. Gass, S. (Eds.), Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education. Springer International Publishing: New York. 

Suvorov, R., Carrillo Cabello, A., & Janssen Sánchez, B. (2018). Professional Development in Language Centers: Approaches and Guidelines for Design and Implementation. In E. Lavolette & E. Simon (Eds.). Language Center Design (pp. 197-222). Alabama: IALLT.

Sweet, G., Mack, S., & Olivero-Agney, A. (2018). Where am I? Where am I going, and how do I get there?:  Increasing learner agency through large-scale self-assessment in language learning. In P. Winke & S. Gass, S. (Eds.), Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education. Springer International Publishing: New York. 

Vanpee, K. & Soneson, D. (2018). Arabic Proficiency Improvement through a Culture of Assessment. In P. Winke & S. Gass, S. (Eds.), Foreign Language Proficiency in Higher Education. Springer International Publishing: New York. 

Carrillo Cabello, A., Paesani, K., & Soneson, D. (Eds.) (2019). Developing advanced speaking proficiency: Instructional and curricular models for post-secondary language programs. (CARLA Working Paper Series). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition.

UMN Presentations  

Barnett, C. B. & Killackey, S. (2018, July). Proficiency testing in French: Post-secondary results informing the K-16 curriculum. Conference presentation given at the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) National Conference, La Pointe-du-Bout, Martinique.

Carrillo Cabello, A., & Menke, M. (2017, March). PD interventions and curricular changes:  Towards an integrated PD approach for supporting higher language proficiency. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, OR.

Carrillo Cabello, A., Soneson, D., & Sweet, G. (2016, October). Scaling up self assessment while managing technology overload:  The one-touch BOSSA protocol. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association for Language Learning and Technology (MWALLT), Ann Arbor, MI.

Carrillo Cabello, A., Soneson, D., & Sweet, G. (2017, May). Contextualizing, reviewing, and adopting self-assessment instruments to promote language proficiency. Pre-conference workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), Flagstaff, AZ.

Dillard, B. (2016, April). Lesson study in higher education:  Mediating language teacher conceptual development through shared inquiry. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Orlando, FL.

Dillard, B., Inada, M., & Mita, A. (2015, May). Lesson study in higher education:  Enhancing instructor learning by placing students in the center. Paper presented at the ninth International Language Teacher Education Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Killackey, S., & Barnett, B. (2018, July). Proficiency testing in French:  Post-secondary results informing the K-16 curriculum. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), La-Pointe-du-Bout, Martinique.

Mack, S., & Sweet, G. (2017, March). Self assessment and learner agency:  A new approach. Paper presented at the annual American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) convention, Portland, OR.

Paesani, K. (2017, October 16). Do you hear what I hear? Foreign language listening and the multiliteracies framework. Paper presented at the Language Resource Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Paesani, K., & Menke, M. (2017, November 19). Making multiliteracies real:  A tool for analyzing instructional materials. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Nashville, TN.

Paesani, K., & Soneson, D. (2017, June). Reconfiguring the two-tier curriculum divide in language programs. Pre-seminar workshop, presented at the annual ADE-ADFL Summer Seminar Midwest, Minneapolis, MN.

Soneson, D., Strawbridge, A., & Griffith, C. (2018, November). The Relationship of High School Language Study to Postsecondary Proficiency. Paper presented at the Center for Advanced Research in Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Soneson, D. (2017, November). Impact of high school study on post-secondary proficiency. Paper presented at the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Soneson, D. (2017, April). PACE:  A systematic program of proficiency assessment and professional development. Paper presented at the ProjectGO Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Soneson, D., & Carrillo Cabello, A. (2017, May). Gearing towards large-scale self-assessment of language proficiency:  How and why. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), Flagstaff, AZ.

Soneson, D., Sweet, G., Carrillo Cabello, A., & Tarone, E. (2016, September). Root locally, stretch globally:  Students empowered through higher language proficiency. Paper presented at the annual Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Stone, S., Strawbridge, A., Elsherbiny, H., Carrillo Cabello, A., & Soneson D. (2017, June). Systematic professional development for all: Can it be done? Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Association for Language Learning with Technology (IALLT), Moorhead, MN.

Sweet, G. (2016, March). Supporting college-level language learners through training in self-assessment. Paper presented at the annual Georgetown University Roundtable (GURT) on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.

Sweet, G., & Mack, S. (2015, November). BOSSA:  Transforming classroom practice through student self-assessment. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Diego, CA.

Sweet, G., Olivero-Agney, A., Carrillo Cabello, A., & Soneson, D. (2017, June). Student language proficiency self-assessment:  The BOSSA protocol. Half-day pre-conference workshop presented at the biennial meeting of the International Association for Language Learning with Technology (IALLT), Moorhead, MN.

Tarone, E. (2016, April). How can a systematic program of proficiency assessment and professional development impact pedagogy in higher education? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Orlando, FL.

Paesani, K. (2019, March 1). Interpretive communication and the multiliteracies framework: Curricular and instructional perspectives. Paper presented at the Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Paesani, K., & Soneson, D. (2019, March 29). Establishing a language-content continuum in postsecondary FL programs. Workshop conducted at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

Flagship Proficiency Initiative Joint Presentations/Panels

Gass, S., Rubio, F., Soneson, D., & Malone, M. (2018, November). Meeting expectations:  Proficiency assessment and curricular response. Panel presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). New Orleans, LA.
 
Hacking, J., Heidrich, E., Paesani, K., Rubio, F.,  Soneson D., & Winke, P. (2018, June). Foreign language outcomes. Plenary panel at the ADFL Summer Seminar North, East Lansing, MI.
 
Rubio, F., Gass, S., Winke, P., Soneson, D., Tschirner, E., & Malone, M. (2016, November). Large-scale implementation of ACTFL computerized proficiency testing. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Boston, MA.

Rubio, F., Hacking, J., Winke, P., Gass, S., & Soneson, D. (2018, May). Flagship proficiency initiative panel. Plenary panel at the Language Flagship Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Soneson, D., & Rubio, F. (2016, April). Language proficiency initiative. Paper presented at the annual ProjectGO meeting, San Diego, CA.
 
Soneson, D., Gass, S., & Hacking, J. (2017, January). The state of language proficiency in United States postsecondary education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA), Philadelphia, PA.

Soneson, D., Paesani, K., Rubio, F., Gass, S., & Winke, P. (2018, January). Large-scale language proficiency assessment:  Pedagogical and curricular implications. Panel presented at the Sixteenth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Honolulu, HI.

Soneson, D., Rubio, F., Hacking, J., Gass, S., & Winke, P. (2017, June).  Foreign language outcomes. Panel presented at the annual ADE-ADFL Summer Seminar Midwest, Minneapolis, MN.
 
Tschirner, E., Gass, S., Winke, P., Hacking, J., Rubio, F., & Soneson D. (2016, October). Correlations between speaking, listening, and reading proficiency scores. Paper presented at the annual conference of the East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT), Washington, DC.

Tschirner, E., Winke, P., Gass, S., Rubio, F., & Soneson, D. (2015, May). Language proficiency initiative. Panel presented at the Language Flagship Annual Meeting, Norman, OK.
 
Winke, P., Gass, S., Rubio, F., & Soneson, D. (2017, May). Proficiency initiative results. Panel presented at the Language Flagship Annual Meeting, Bloomington, IN.

Winke, P., Gass, S., Rubio, F., Soneson, D., & Malone, M. (2015, October). Outcomes in higher-education world language programs:  Results and implications. Panel presented at the annual conference of the Consortium for Useful Assessment of Language in Higher Education (CUALHE), Washington, DC.
 
Winke, P., Soneson, D., Rubio, F., & Malone, M. (2016, March). Assessing college foreign language learners’ proficiency:  What, why and how. Colloquium panel at the annual Georgetown University Roundtable (GURT) on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.