Publications and Conference Presentations

My current CV can be found here.

Publications

Zhang, X., Winke, P., & Clark, S. (2020). Background characteristics and oral proficiency development over time in lower-division college foreign language programs. Language Learning. Open access: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/lang.12396

Winke, P., Zhang, X., Rubio, F., Gass, S., Soneson, D., & Hacking, J. (Accepted). The proficiency profiles of language students: Implications for programs. Second Language Research & Practice.

Winke, P. & Zhang, X. (2019). How a third-grade reading retention law will affect ELLs in Michigan, and a call for research on child ELL reading development. TESOL Quarterly, 53(2), 529-542. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesq.481

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Zhang, X. (Under Review). Second language academic discourse socialization, identity, and agency: The case of a Chinese international student. Book chapter for Multilingual Matters.

Conference Presentations

Winke, P. & Zhang, X. (2019, December). What “less than 1 grade level” means for English language learners in the state of Michigan: Investigating the third-grade retention law. Invited talk at the 2019-2020 Educational Studies Colloquium at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Zhang, X., Winke, P., & Clark, S. (2019, October). Linking language and assessment: Longitudinal evidence for oral proficiency development in college foreign language learners. Paper presentation at the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference, Bloomington, IN.

He, X. & Zhang, X. (2019, September). Language socialization, agency, and identity: A multi-case study. Paper presentation at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Zhang, X. (2018, December). Workshop on using R to obtain Cronbach’s alpha, descriptive statistics, and correlation matrix. Invited R workshop at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Winke, P. & Zhang, X. (2018, October). How Michigan’s 2020 reading retention law may affect learners. Paper presentation at the Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL) Conference, Ypsilanti, MI.

Winke, P. & Zhang, X. (2018, October). Third-grade reading assessment and retention theories and policies in Michigan and in the USA. Presentation at Michigan Stage University Literacy Colloquium, East Lansing, MI.

Zhang, X. (2018, March). Test validity: Perceptions of teachers and students. Paper presentation at the Language Assessment Research Conference (LARC), Ames, IA.

Winke, P. & Zhang, X. (2018, March). Two third-grade ELL reading tests, and how one shows the new use of the other is theoretically misguided. Paper presentation at the Language Assessment Research Conference (LARC), Ames, IA.

Winke, P. & Zhang, X. (2017, October). Reading test scores from English-language learning (ELL) children may be misinterpreted by retention policy makers. Paper presentation at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) Conference, Columbia, OH.

Winke, P. & Zhang, X. (2017, October). Two views on reading: M-STEP English Language Arts and WIDA ACCESS Reading, and what they mean for 3rd grade ELLs. Paper presentation at the Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL) Conference, Waterford, Michigan.

Winke, P. & Zhang, X. (2017, October). 3 -grade ELL reading test scores: Foretelling unfair uses and interpretations. Paper presentation at the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference, Dayton, Ohio.

Zhang, X. (2016, December). An investigation of response strategies on TOEFL reading using eye movements. Poster presentation at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Zhang, X. (2016, October). The relationship between test takers’ performance on the TEM4 and their knowledge of released test specifications. Paper presentation at the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) Conference, West Lafayette, IN.

Zhang, X. (2014, May). Chinese, one language or more? Poster presentation at the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Bilingualism, Urbana, IL.