Primary AffiliationIllinois Language and Literacy Initiative
Status Affiliate Faculty
Home Department of Linguistics
Yan's research focuses on language testing and assessment, and cognitive processes involved in the production and evaluation of language performances. Beckman Institute's cutting-edge technology and resources will support his laboratory research on test-taker and rater behavior and help make innovations in both human and machine-mediated language assessment systems.
- Dimova, S., Yan, X., Ginther, A. (In press). Local tests, local contexts. Language Testing/
- Yan, X., & Chuang, P. (In press). How do raters learn to rate? Examining changes in rater performance over the course of a rater certification program. Language Testing.
- Ho, E., & Yan, X. (2021). Using community of practice to characterize collaborative essay prompt writing and its role in developing language assessment literacy for pre-service language teachers. System, 102569. 2020
- Yan, X., & Fan, J. (2021). “Am I qualified to be a language tester?”: Understanding the development of language assessment literacy across three stakeholder groups. Language Testing, 38(2), 219-246.
- Yan, X., Kim, H. R., & Kim, J. Y. (2021). Dimensionality of speech fluency: Examining the relationships among complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) features of speaking performances on the Aptis test. Language Testing, 38(4), 485-510.
- Fan, J., & Yan, X. (2020). Assessing speaking proficiency: A narrative review of speaking assessment research within the argument-based validation framework. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(330), 1-14.
- Yan, X. (2020). Unpacking the processing advantage of formulaic sequences on speech fluency: Proficiency level, task difficulty, and fluency dimensions. TESOL Quarterly 54(2), 460-487.
- Yan, X., & Staples, S. (2020). Fitting multidimensional analysis in an argument-based validity framework for writing assessment: Explanation and generalization inferences for the ECPE. Language Testing, 37(2), 189-214.
- Yan, X., Lei, Y., & Shih, C. (2020). A corpus-driven, curriculum-based Chinese elicited imitation test in US universities. Foreign Language Annals, 53(4), 704-732.