Thursday “Brown Bag” Lecture Series

Location: St. John, Room 011 [unless otherwise noted]

Time: Noon–1:15 p.m.

April 19
2017 English Language Placement Test Revision Project

James Dean Brown, Professor of Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa
Huy Phung, PhD Student in Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa
Kenton Harsch, Director, English Language Institute, UH-Mānoa
Priscilla Faucette, Associate Director, English Language Institute, UH-Mānoa

This Brown Bag will present and explain the results of the 2016–2017 ELIPT revision project. The goal of this project was to use Classical Test Theory and Rasch analyses to improve all of the subtests of the ELIPT to make it a better placement battery.


The SLS Thursday “Brown Bag” is a lecture series organized by the Department of Second Language Studies for enhancing students’ academic experience and professional future. Archived presentation descriptions can be found here: Spring 2018; Fall 2017Spring 2017Fall 2016Spring 2016Fall 2015; Spring 2015; Fall 2014.

To propose a presentation topic for academic year 2017–2018, please contact SLS Associate Professor Dr. Gilliland (egillila@hawaii.edu).