Name
Dan Isbell

Major
Second Language Studies 

Year
PhD Student 

Internship Company
Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments 

Experience
"I interned at Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments (CaMLA, http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/), where I primarily worked on a project to standardize procedures for scoring essays across several international high-stakes English language tests. Additionally, I performed tasks in test development, such as reviewing test questions for fairness and quality. I also had the opportunity to learn about the complex logistics of delivering multiple forms of tests to test centers around the globe.

As a PhD student in the Second Language Studies program (http://sls.msu.edu/), it was informative to see how theory and research findings are being applied in practice. Conversely, and perhaps even more importantly, my hands-on experience at CaMLA has made me aware of practical issues in language testing that will shape my research agenda going forward."