Language Assessment Studies Research Group (LASR)


The Language Assessment Studies Research Group (LASR) works out of the Language Assessment Studies Research Room. It focuses on research related to large-scale assessment, classroom-based assessment, assessment literacy, and assessing young learners in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. The group specializes in quantitative data analysis using a variety of statistical techniques and software packages. The group hosts the Assessing World Languages Conference annually, presents papers and posters at international conferences, and publishes articles in top language assessment and applied linguistics journals.

Room facilities

The room is equipped with computer equipment needed to conduct advanced statistical analysis and present research findings. The room also features a growing library, a boardroom table for meetings, and student workstations.


Prof. Kunnan:  FAH Excellence in Research Award 2018

Department of English,

Faculty of Arts and Humanities,

University of Macau

Coral Yiwei Qin: 2019 TIRF Masters Research Grant

The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

Jason Jincheng Wu: 2019 Outstanding Presentation Award

The First National Young Scholars’ Academic Forum of Foreign Languages and Literature

Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Language Assessment Library

We are building a language assessment library. We have some of the well-known scholarly books and journals on language assessment. All students and faculty members can access journal articles online. Recently, we received test materials from many organizations including:

Cambridge English Language Assessment, UK

Educational Testing Services, Princeton, USA

Language Training and Testing Center, Taipei, Taiwan

TestDaF-Institut, Bochum, Germany

Goethe-Institut, Munchen, Germany

St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

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